Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 4 November 2023

This is the Birkenhead News weekly round-up of police news in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.

Two arrests following New Brighton stabbing

Two men were arrested following a stabbing in Wallasey on Sunday, 29 October.

Just before 9.10pm, Police received a report that someone had been stabbed following an altercation on Egerton Street.

A man sustained a stab wound to his hand and was taken to hospital.

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As murder investigation continues, family pay tribute to Jacqueline Rutter one year on

Detectives continue to appeal for information on the first anniversary of the murder of Jacqueline Rutter in Wirral.

Jacqueline, aged 53, was shot in the chest in her own home on Meadowbrook Road in Moreton, at around 1am on Sunday, 30 October 2022.

The murder is being treated as a targeted incident and detectives believe two or three people were involved in the shooting.

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16-year-old from Seacombe arrested for possession of bladed weapon in city centre

During Halloween, Merseyside Police officers continued to provide a high-visibility presence around Merseyside.

On Tuesday, 31 October, there were fewer 999 calls and incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage reported than on Halloween last year.

Merseyside saw a 26 per cent decrease in emergency calls and a reduction of 30 per cent in anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in comparison to Halloween night in 2022.

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Prenton man among those recently jailed across Merseyside for burglary

In the last two months, some of Merseyside’s most callous and hardened burglars have been sentenced to a total of more than 16 years behind bars.

Detectives from the Merseyside Police dedicated burglary team, known as Operation Castle, have welcomed these sentences but they would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant and ensure their home is secure as the nights draw in.

Detective Inspector Kevin O’Rourke from Operation Castle said, “We are determined to keep putting burglars behind bars, so it is pleasing to see these offenders being given custodial sentences by the courts.”

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Next of kin appeal – Ann Ireland

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a person from Wirral who has passed away?

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing for help to find the next of kin of a woman who has sadly died.

Ann Ireland, aged 78 years, of Pennine Road, Wallasey, sadly died on Monday, 30 October.

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Next of kin appeal – Stephen Warrington

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a person from Wirral who has passed away?

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing for the next-of-kin of Stephen Warrington to get in touch.

Mr Warrington, 69 years old, sadly passed away in hospital at Arrowe Park Hospital on Tuesday, 17 October.

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Ask your questions about policing in Merseyside

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her next public Scrutiny Meeting.

Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.

One of the key ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this crucial role is through quarterly public Scrutiny Meetings, which include questions submitted by the public which she then puts to the Chief Constable and her Chief Officer team.

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