Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 6 May 2023

This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.

Man arrested following serious assault in Rock Ferry

Officers in Wirral have arrested a 32-year-old man following a serious assault in Rock Ferry on Monday, 1 May.

Police responded to reports of a man being run over by car being driven on Woodward Road at about 3pm. The man was then further assaulted by three men with weapons.

Inspector Danny Murphy, said, “We were called to reports of a local man being run over by a dark coloured BMW and then assaulted by three men who had got out of the car. Following the assault they escaped in the BMW. Incredibly, the victim sustained superficial injuries and did not require hospital treatment.”

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Wirral man dies in M62 collision as two men flee scene

Officers from Cheshire police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a fatal collision on the M62 near Warrington.

At around 3.45am on Saturday 29 April, police were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway near to junction 10, the Croft Interchange.

Officers attended the scene and on arrival they found the collision involved a grey Mercedes and a silver Skoda Fabia.

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Woman subjected to ‘nasty attack’ on New Brighton prom

Merseyside Police has issued images of two women who may have information that could assist enquiries following a reported assault on New Brighton promenade.

At around 6.30pm on Monday 27 March, it was reported that a woman in her 40s was walking her dog along the promenade when she became involved in an altercation with two other female dog walkers.

During the incident, the woman was assaulted and had part of her hair pulled out.

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Tackling youth crime and antisocial behaviour through the power of rugby

A pioneering early intervention programme, delivered through the power of rugby, has engaged more than 1000 schoolchildren across Wirral. 

Schoolchildren from 12 Wirral schools took part in a rugby competition on Thursday 4 May.

Due to the success of the prevention programme, it will now be extended and funded for another three years, to reach even more at-risk youngsters in Merseyside.

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‘Independent voices’ appointed to strengthen public scrutiny of policing on Merseyside

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has appointed four independent members to sit on her Scrutiny Panel examining how the Chief Constable maintains an effective and efficient police service for our region.

The new independent Panel members will take it in turns to attend quarterly meetings alongside Emily Spurrell, asking questions on behalf of the public of Merseyside, scrutinising the work of Chief Constable Serena Kennedy and playing a vital role in further increasing oversight and transparency.

The new independent panel members – Bisi Osundeko, Gary Bennett, John Weise, and Chris Shaw – were appointed following an open recruitment process, which saw the Commissioner invite applications from all of Merseyside’s diverse communities.

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