This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Scramblers seized at Bromborough
The Merseyside Police Motorcycle Team were in action as part of Operation Brookdale in Bromborough on Sunday 27 February.
The patrol sighted a number off-road scrambler bikes who’s riders made off.
The scramblers were recovered and seized with the help of the National Police Air Service helicopter and Merseyside Police dogs – PD Yoko above, pictured with the scramblers.
Police visit Wirral Grammar School
Merseyside Police visited Wirral Grammar School for Boys in Bebington to educate Year 10 students about County Lines.
The Merseyside Police Motorcycle Team and Mersey Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.
A spokesperson for the school said, “Our students have had the most fantastic day! Thank you so much!”
Drug drivers arrested in Tunnel policing op
Last week, Road Policing Unit (RPU) officers implemented a roadside checksite at the Kingsway Tunnel which resulted in 6 arrests for drug drive offences, 1 disqualified driver reported, 43 traffic offence reports, 6 vehicles seized, 3 roadside prohibitions and £3000 seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
This week, on Tuesday 1 March, RPU Officers conducted a similar roadside check, codenamed Operation Dublin. Three Drug Drivers were arrested (two were 2nd-time offenders), and 29 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) were issued.
Four vehicles were prohibited for being in a dangerous condition and three vehicles were seized.
Officers from the Merseyside Police proactive #OpTarget teams had another busy day on Wednesday 2 March, dealing with a drugs farm in Leasowe in their continued efforts to keep Merseyside safe.
At around 7:40pm, officers attended an address on Wakefield Drive, Leasowe in an attempt to find a 33-year-old man who was wanted on warrant.
Whilst at the address, they noticed a strong smell of cannabis and decided to investigate.
In February Merseyside Police launched its Community Cashback Fund, inviting community groups across Merseyside to apply for up to £5,000 funding in order to further develop existing projects or to start new ones.
The Community Cashback Fund is one of a number of initiatives that take place throughout the year to enable Merseyside Police to reinvest some of the money seized from criminals back into local communities. It’s not too late to apply as applications are open until 20 March 2022.
The Merseyside Police Community Cashback Fund utilises the money and assets seized from criminals through the Proceeds of Crime Act and reinvests it back into local communities to help provide vital resources and fund community projects across Merseyside.
Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a man from Wirral who has passed away?
Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing to find the family of Paul Haslam, 68, of Old Chester Road, Bebington.
Paul Haslam, who was also known as Jack, sadly passed away at his home on Old Chester Road, Bebington, Friday 4 February.
Wirral Council has issued a warning to whoever dumped a load of hazardous waste near the public highway in Bromborough that those handing the items may be at risk of harm.
The waste, which included significant quantities of dangerous asbestos, was fly-tipped on Riverbank Road in Bromborough last week.
A Council officer investigating the incident said, “Whoever removed this has put themselves and any other workers at risk – maybe also their client. This substance is so dangerous that any removal should have been notified to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Car stolen from Manchester recovered in Prenton
Officers from Team Bebington located a vehicle on Broadheath Avenue, Prenton.
Noticing the registration plates didn’t look quite right the Officers conducted checks and established that the vehicle was in fact stolen from Manchester.
New Street Safe tool
StreetSafe is a service that allows the public to tell police about places where they feel unsafe – whether because of street lighting, vandalism, abandoned buildings or something else.
You can report any concerns to police via their website https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/street-safe/street-safe/
Some images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.
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