This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Moreton in the early hours of Sunday 30 October.
At around 1.45am, police were called to an address on Meadowbrook Road to a report that a body of a woman in her 50s had been found inside. Emergency services attended and she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene with an injury to her chest consistent with a gunshot wound.
Officers arrested a 79-year-old man, who is known to the victim, on suspicion of murder. He was taken into custody and questioned by police.
Driver tested positive for cannabis
This vehicle was stopped on Poulton Road, Wallasey, due to defective lights and other visible defects. The driver also tested positive for cannabis and was arrested
Merseyside Police has arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of section 18 wounding with intent.
An arrest was made in Cheshire on Monday 31 October and the male has since been released on conditional bail, pending further inquiries.
The arrest follows a police investigation following reports that a 19-year-old man was stabbed in Rock Ferry.
Defective vehicle seized
A grand total of 12 offences were disclosed with this Astra when it was stopped at the Wallasey Kingsway Tunnel.
Defects including bald tyres, defective/missing/sharp parts, and exposed wiring were recorded. A PG9 (Roadworthiness prohibition) was issued and the vehicle seized.
Detectives are appealing for information following a fire in Moreton on Sunday 30 October.
At around 6.50pm, officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) were called to reports of a firework being thrown at a property on Pasture Road by a group of teenagers, resulting in a fire to the flat above a shop.
The suspects ran off towards the roundabout on Moreton Cross prior to officers attending.
Drugs, knives, a taser, and two scrambler bikes seized
A Misuse of Drugs Act warrant was executed in Birkenhead on 3 November by officers from the Targeted Team.
The search uncovered a large quantity of drugs, a number of knives, a taser and two scrambler bikes which have all been seized.
A male has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply drugs, and handling stolen goods and was taken into custody to be questioned regarding the offences.
An extensive policing plan has been put in place leading up to Bonfire Night. Officers will continue increased patrols in order to keep people and communities safe and respond to any incidents.
Commander for the policing operation, Chief Inspector Duncan Swan, said, “We know the impact that any antisocial behaviour and criminal damage causes to those targeted, and we’ll keep responding swiftly to such reports.
“While we’re pleased that the vast majority of people across Merseyside enjoyed the Halloween festivities in a safe and fun way, numbers of incidents did increase from last year – although these are relatively small numbers compared to 2020.
Peter Dilworth, aged 36, from Wirral, who operated a service offering illegal access to sports and entertainment content, has received an 8-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.
Dilworth appeared in Liverpool Crown Court on 1 November, having pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him by the Crown Prosecution Service.
FACT worked with Merseyside Police to identify Dilworth as the operator of the service called Marvel Stream UK, and in March, Merseyside Police arrested and interviewed him and searched his premises.
Drugs, cash, and bikes seized
Officers from Wirral Targeted Team have arrested a male on suspicion of theft, possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and possession of criminal property in Beechwood.
Officers recovered two scrambler bikes, a moped, an electric pedal cycle, over £12000 cash and over 300 wraps of cocaine and heroin. The male was taken into custody and was questioned regarding the offences.
A man has been charged with fraud and theft offences after reports of items being taken from vehicles in the Wirral area.
Between September and October 2022 officers received reports of several thefts from vehicles in Bromborough, Eastham, New Ferry, and Higher Bebington.
Bank cards had been stolen from these vehicles and used in stores across Wirral.
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