This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police arrested seven people and recovered a quantity of suspected Class B drugs and cash in Birkenhead on Monday 1 August.
At around 8pm officers attended an address on Westbourne Road.
A quantity of suspected Class B drugs (cannabis) and a quantity of cash was found at the property.
Stolen motorbike recovered after rider flees scene
Officers from Wirral sighted a motorbike riding along Marine Promenade, New Brighton.
Both the rider and passenger were not wearing any protective equipment. Upon seeing the Police, the rider flees in a panic.
The same officers then disturbed a group nearby about 30 minutes later, interfering with motor vehicles, who again fled from the scene. After an extensive search, officers located a stolen motorbike poorly hidden within the undergrowth.
Wirral Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team, working in partnership with Merseyside Police, obtained a Full Closure Order on 4 August 2022 on Charter House, Union Street, Wallasey.
The order was sought after complaints from the local community that people were gaining entry to the derelict building, causing damage, lighting fires and engaging in other forms of criminal or anti-social behaviour.
Complaints about the property from members of the public were received on 28 June 2022 and, after consulting with different agencies and the landlord, officers decided that a Closure Order would be an effective way to address the problem.
Uninsured car seized
Officers have been conducting vehicle insurance checks around the Birkenhead area and have seized this car for not having any insurance.
If you are driving illegally without insurance, it could result in a fixed penalty of £300 and six penalty points on your licence.
Information from local residents about anti-social behaviour that affects their community will be key to tackling the problem, after a week of action across Wirral.
Between 18-24 July, Wirral’s anti-social behaviour (ASB) team carried out a series of community action days, speaking to residents about issues affecting their area.
Following a successful first year, 18-24 July has been nationally identified as a week to shine a spotlight on anti-social behaviour, to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it.
Leasowe to host ‘VAWG’ Football Tournament
Are you Under 13/14 or Under 15/16 Girls Football Team and interested in taking part in the Leasowe United ‘VAWG’ Football Tournament taking place on Wednesday the 17 of August 2022 between 10am and 4pm?
Following the success of the Women’s Euros this is a great grassroots opportunity to play against Premier League Youth Teams and Local Youth Teams that will be competing in a female only ‘Stop Violence Against Women and Girls’ tournament on the Leasowe Estate.
The purpose of the tournament is aimed at education and prevention of crimes that disproportionately affect women and girls.
Several partners and agencies such as Tomorrow’s Young Women, Miss Kick, Knife Savers, Russell Taylor Recruitment Group etc. will be in attendance on the day.
Free team entry, free goodie bag, participants medals/trophies and free food and drink will be provided to teams taking part in the tournament.
Interested parties please e-mail Alison Inman at : LeasoweUnitedPB@merseyside.police.uk
The iconic Knife Angel sculpture has now departed Wirral after a month-long stay at Birkenhead Park’s Grand Entrance but the legacy it leaves on the area is set to continue.
The Knife Angel is made from more than 100,000 weapons that had been surrendered as part of the knife amnesties coordinated by police forces across England and Wales. It is designed to raise awareness and get people of all ages talking about the impact of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression in our communities.
For the four weeks it has been in Wirral, it has certainly done that – and much more. Aside from the tens of thousands of visitors it received during July, Merseyside Police are also reporting a reduction of 54% in the number of offences involving a knife in July compared to the previous month.
Burnt out motorbike removed from basketball court
Working with Wirral Council and Recovery North West, local police officers from have removed a burnt out bike from a basketball court on Lincoln Street, Birkenhead in order to open the court up again for public use.
A man from Ellesmere Port has been jailed for dangerous driving following a police pursuit.
Andrew Rogan appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 30 July, where he was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison.
The 49-year-old of Great Sutton, had pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, failing to provide a blood specimen for analysis, driving without insurance and failing to stop.
Army removes suspected unexploded ordnance device in Moreton
Merseyside Police received a report of what was believed to be an unexploded ordnance device in Moreton on Thursday 28 July.
At around 12.45pm we received a report that the device had been found in a property on Town Meadow Lane.
A cordon was in place while the Army’s EOD team safely removed the device.
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