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This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Following a break over the festive period, the weekly police news round-up is catching up on the stories over the last few weeks.
A man who left Merseyrail with a cleanup bill of almost £5k after a five-month graffiti spree has been given a suspended sentence following a British Transport Police investigation.
Thomas Ireland, aged 31, of Ormskirk, had pleaded guilty to six counts of criminal damage, five counts of trespass and one count of possession of a controlled drug at an earlier hearing, and was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months on Thursday, December 16 at Sefton Magistrates’ Court. He was also handed a 12-week curfew which will be monitored by an electronic tag.
The court heard how on Monday, March 30 last year, a Merseyrail train was spray-painted with a graffiti tag at Kirkdale depot.
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Merseyside Police has arrested a man following a sexual assault reported in Birkenhead on Friday, 17 December.
Yesterday, Monday 20 December, police received a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted in an alleyway off Market Street, near the Lion pub and the Post Office on Friday evening.
The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.
A police spokesperson said, ” Another stolen vehicle recovered. This time from the Leasowe area of Wirral. There is an upward trend of keyless thefts – in particular Fords. If you have a keyless car, put your fob in a Faraday pouch to prevent signal manipulation.”
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Merseyside Police has issued the following statement regarding the man who was found deceased in a lake in Birkenhead Park Yesterday.
“We can confirm that the body of a man found in Birkenhead Park on Thursday 30 December is that of missing 76-year-old John Connors.
“He has been formally identified and officers are supporting his family at this difficult time.
An eagle-eyed officer spotted a stolen vehicle in Tranmere which has now been recovered. Investigations are ongoing
A Merseyside Police Special Constable with 40 years of dedicated service has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal (BEM).
In his time as a Special, Don Elliot has helped keep the public safe at a series of historic events including a visit from the Pope, the abandoned Grand National in 1997, and even a Michael Jackson Concert at Aintree.
The BEM is awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown, and in Don’s case for the long term ‘hands-on’ voluntary service he has provided for local communities.
On the first anniversary since she was last seen, Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for help in finding a Wirral woman who is missing from home.Carol Mighall, 52, from Tranmere, was last seen on Monday 4 January 2021 in Rodney Street, Birkenhead.
Extensive enquiries have been carried out and the police have received numerous reports since she was last seen but no confirmed sightings.
A police spokesperson said, “Officers have recovered two stolen scooters from Ilchester Road, Birkenhead. Report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers or on 0800 555 111.”
A police spokesperson said, “Local officers located this bike hidden down the side of an address in Rock Ferry. Officers conducted relevant checks which showed the registration plate did not belong to this vehicle. The bike was also highlighted as stolen as part of a burglary in Lancaster in 2019. The bike was seized by officers.
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Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a man from Wirral who has passed away?
Merseyside Police has issued an appeal on behalf of Liverpool & Wirral coroner’s office for help in tracing the next of kin of a Wirral man.
Mr Simon Dyson, 58 years, sadly died at his home on Arrowe Park Road on the Upton – Woodchurch border on 11 December.
Merseyside Police has confirmed that a man has sadly passed away following a collision in Heswall on Monday 3 January.
At around 10.15am police received a report of a collision involving a silver Toyota Auris car and a red Honda motorcycle at the junction of Chester Road and Gayton Lane.
Emergency services attended and the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he later passed away as a result of his injuries.
A police spokesperson said, “A motorbike that was stolen from the Moreton area last night was recovered today in Lingham Park. The owner has been informed. Wherever you can, please store motorbikes in a secure storage unit, use CCTV and security locks.”
A police spokesperson said, “Wirral Response officers tonight have issued numerous traffic tickets and seized a BMW on Fountain Street, Birkenhead for no insurance and no MOT.”
An 18-year-old male has been arrested for attempted murder and causing serious injury by driving in Birkenhead on Christmas Day
At around 12.45pm on Christmas Day, police were called to Hoylake Road, Birkenhead to reports of a collision involving an unknown vehicle and a scrambler bike rider.
The teenage male rider was removed via air ambulance and was taken to hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries to his leg. The victim remains in hospital with life-changing injuries.
A man who threatened staff at a nightclub in Birkenhead with a machete has been jailed.
Luke Browne, 31, of Birkenhead, was sentenced yesterday (Thursday 6 January) at Liverpool Crown Court after being found guilty of possession of a bladed weapon and breaching a suspended sentence.
Browne received 18 months for carrying the machete and a further six months for a breach of a suspended sentence, to be served consecutively.
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