Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 8 July 2023

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

Connor Chapman sentenced to minimum of 48 years for murder of Elle Edwards

Connor Chapman has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 48 years for the murder of Elle Edwards in Wallasey last Christmas Eve. Chapman will be 70 years old before he will be able to apply for parole.

Mr Justice Goose said in his sentencing remarks: “What you did, Connor Chapman, was as wicked as it was shocking.”

“You murdered Elle, bringing an end to her life, and caused serious injury and wounded others.”

See also: Connor Chapman found guilty of murder of Elle Edwards

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How police caught Elle’s killer

Elle Edwards

Tim Edwards, Elle was ‘most caring and beautiful, happy person’

Elle’s grandmother, ‘I miss my Angel Princess so much it hurts’

Elle’s brother’s heartbreaking statement read out in court

Boy threatened with knife and robbed in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report of a robbery in Birkenhead on Tuesday 4 July.

Just before 9.15pm, it was reported to the police that two males approached a 13-year-old boy on Argyle Street South and stated they had a knife and punched him in the face.

The two offenders then made off with his bike towards Hinderton Road.

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Dogs Die in hot cars

Please don’t leave your four-legged friend in your vehicle during hot weather.

Dogs can overheat really quickly, even with a window open, and with access to water.

If you see a dog in distress call 999.

To view further information from the RSPCA please visit: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/dogsinhotcars

PCC encourages communities to stand against ASB

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is using the launch of ASB Awareness Week to encourage victims to report incidents and to know their rights.

Emily Spurrell is supporting the national week of action, running from 3-9 July, which aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB to make their areas safer.

This year, the campaign has a particular focus on the ASB Case Review – a powerful tool for victims of ASB. Previously known as the ‘Community Trigger’, the ASB Case Review enables victims who have reported persistent anti-social behaviour, but are unhappy with the response they’ve received, to request to have the case reviewed. 

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Wirral local policing team highlights ongoing work to tackle anti-social behaviour

This week Merseyside Police is supporting Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week, which aims to highlight the impact of ASB and bring people and organisations together to make their communities safer.

Through conversations with our community and reviewing force data, Wirral’s biggest ASB problem revolves around groups of youths and the types of associated issues they can be linked with such as nuisance riding of scrambler bikes, drinking in outdoor spaces, or aggressive or intimidating behaviour.

That’s why this week of action the Wirral Community Policing Team are shining a light on their ongoing work to tackle these types of ASB issues and the proactive steps they take to reduce it.

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Man stabbed his mother and neighbours in Ellesmere Port

A 48-year-old man has been found guilty of attempted murder and section 18 assault after stabbing his mother and her neighbour outside an address in Ellesmere Port.

Marc Weaver was found guilty following an eight-day trial at Chester Crown Court which concluded on Wednesday 5 July.

Weaver, of Preston, has since been remanded in custody and is set to be sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday 30 August. 

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