Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 6 January 2024

This is the Birkenhead News round-up of police news in and around Wirral during the previous 14 days.

191 drink drivers and 469 drug drivers arrested in Merseyside during Op Limit

The results from Operation Limit, which ran in Merseyside from 20 November to 1 January, have now been totalled.

Operation Limit is a nationwide initiative which aims to tackle drink and drug driving across the festive period.  Merseyside Police officers arrested 191 drink drivers, and 469 drug drivers.  Overall, 123 more arrests were made than in the previous year.

Across 2023 Merseyside Police arrested 2730 drug drivers – an average of 227 per month – 53 a week.

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Man arrested for drug driving following Bebington collision

A man has been arrested following a two-car collision in Higher Bebington.

Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service, and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) were in attendance at the collision that happened at around 5.20pm on Thursday, 4 January.

The collision involved a VW Golf and a Mercedes being driven on Mount Road.

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Woman charged following Rock Ferry stabbing

Merseyside Police has charged a 20-year-old woman following reports a man was assaulted in Wirral.

Police were contacted at 1.40pm on Tuesday, 26 December, following reports a man in his 30s had been assaulted at a property on New Chester Road in Rock Ferry and suffered puncture wounds to both legs and a slash injury to the shoulder.

The man, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, remains in hospital. Clio Groom, of New Chester Road, Rock Ferry, has been charged with s18 wounding.

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Mobility scooter stolen as garages broken into in Upton

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report that residential garages were broken into on an Upton estate overnight on Thursday, 4 January.

It was reported that 12 garages doors were broken into at Aughton Court on Church Road and a mobility scooter was reportedly stolen.

An investigation is now underway including witness, CCTV and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

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Key dates and actions for XL Bully owners regarding new banned breed laws

Merseyside Police has shared government advice to dog owners on the upcoming changes to the banned breed laws, which will include XL Bully type dogs from 1 February 2024.

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published official guidance and people are urged to visit the government’s webpage on Prepare for the ban on XL Bully dogs  for further information.

Those who own an XL Bully or a dog with XL Bully traits can now apply for a Certificate of Exemption online, by email, or post. Before applying, they must pay an application fee and have third party public liability insurance for banned breeds of dogs.

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