Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 6 April 2024

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

Wallasey man linked to drugs and money laundering arrested

Detectives from Greater Manchester Police Serious Organised Crime Group arrested a man in connection with an ongoing drugs and money laundering investigation.

It’s believed that the suspect’s role in the conspiracy was collecting cash payments from customers across the region. The money would then be used by those higher up the chain to purchase wholesale amounts of cocaine.

The man in question, aged 24, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to conceal, transfer, and disguise criminal proceeds. He remains in police custody whilst detectives search his property in Wallasey.

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Man jailed for sexually assaulting child in Ellesmere Port

A man who was found guilty of sexually abusing a child in Ellesmere Port has been jailed.

Peter Griffiths appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday, 25 March, where he was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The 52-year-old was previously found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and one of inciting the same girl into sexual activity.

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Arrest made following Woodchurch explosion

Detectives have arrested a man following an explosion in Woodchurch on Monday, 1 April.

Just before 4pm, police received reports of an explosion at a property on Glebe Hey Road, causing damage to the front door and windows.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and officers were in attendance at the scene. One man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Partnership to intensify action throughout April against ‘Fatal Four’ driving offences

Merseyside Road Safety Partnership is gearing up for a national Fatal Four Operation throughout April.

Fatal Four offences cause havoc on our roads and are agreed nationally to be the main contributing factors in road traffic collisions resulting in a fatality, they are:

  • Using a mobile phone while driving
  • drink/drug driving
  • speeding
  • failing to wear a seatbelt

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999 Day held in Liscard

Merseyside Police joined forces with other agencies for a ‘999 Day’ in Liscard Town Centre this week.

Neighbourhood Officers were joined by mounted patrols, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, NHS, Army, RNLI, and British Red Cross.

Labour’s Police & Crime Commissioner pledges a safer, stronger Merseyside in manifesto launch

Labour’s Police Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, has launched her manifesto setting out her commitments if re-elected for a second term on Thursday, 2 May.

Emily was first elected in 2021 and has since delivered £14 million additional funding for victims and crime prevention, launched the brand new Victim Care hub, invested £350,000 in better opportunities for young people, and developed a partnership strategy to tackle violence against women and girls. 

Emily said, “I was incredibly proud to be elected PCC and have worked tirelessly to be a strong voice for our region. Despite promises of extra police officer numbers from the Tory Government, Merseyside remains 450 officers short of the number we had in 2010.”

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