This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of crime and police news in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a man who could have information following a reported robbery in New Ferry.
At around 9am on Tuesday 18 July, a man became abusive to staff at the Premier convenience store, on New Ferry Road, and tried to steal two bottles of cider.
When he was challenged by staff, he lifted up his top to show a knife tucked into his waistband and threatened to use it.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report of a robbery in Bebington on Tuesday 1 August.
Just before 5.30pm, it was reported that two boys were approached by two older males in Storeton Woods when they threatened one boy with a machete and then stole his mountain bike.
The two offenders then made off with his mountain bike.
A man has been charged following a series of burglaries in Thingwall.
During the early hours of Wednesday 26 July, it was reported that a man broke into eight houses on Pensby Road, Beaumaris Drive and Barnston Road and stole a bike, handbag and a purse.
On Thursday 3 August, officers arrested a man on suspicion of burglary.
Detectives are appealing for information following reports of a robbery where a bike was stolen from two boys in Bromborough.
Just after 3.50pm on Friday 14 July, police received a report that two boys were approached by a masked teenage boy at Port Causeway Playground who threatened that he had a knife hidden in his hand.
The teenage boy then wrestled the bike away from one of the boys before cycling down Fairway North.
A man who used social media channels to name “criminals” who were in fact innocent has been found guilty of harassment at Wirral Magistrates Court.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Paul Hendry, 59, of Pevensey Bay near Eastbourne, used Twitter and YouTube to claim that a 40-year-old man from Birkenhead was a “drug and gun lord”. The claims were totally untrue.
Hendry claimed the man was supplying guns, drugs, was involved in human trafficking and was linked to a criminal cartel. He also implicated the man in recent shootings on Merseyside by alleging he supplied firearms The claims led the victim to fear for the safety of himself and his family and affected his employment.
Officers involved in EVOLVE Wirral have carried out open land searches, high visibility foot patrols and bike security events in a week of community engagement as part of their ongoing work targeting organised crime groups in Birkenhead.
Throughout last week officers carried out foot patrols in hot spot areas around Noctorum, Beechwood, and Ballantyne, bike marking events at Noctorum Happy Hub and Beechwood Skate Park, rolled out the mobile police station and worked closely with local housing associations.
One property was closed by Magenta Living with the assistance of Merseyside Police and the tenant evicted following the discovery of a breach of tenancy agreement due to reports of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.
Merseyside Police has said that a BB gun was seized following a reported sighting of a firearm in Hoylake on Tuesday 1 August.
At around 6.30pm, it was reported that four people were in a black BMW, on Birkenhead Road in Hoylake, and that one of them was in possession of a suspected firearm.
No shots were fired and the car left the area.
Tuesday 1 August marked the start of the annual summer drink and drug drive campaign, Op Limit, and Merseyside Police is reminding motorists to drive responsibly.
The campaign will see an enhanced policing operation right across Merseyside targeting drink and drug drivers as part of the force’s support for Vision Zero; no more deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2040.
Drink and drug driving is one of the ‘Fatal 4’ offences targeted by Merseyside Police to drive down the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
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