Wirral Police weekly news round-up 9 April 2022

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

Three sought following West Kirby assault

Merseyside Police is appealing for help to identify three males detectives believe may have information that could assist enquiries into an assault in West Kirby.

It was reported that a group of youths were pushing a lone woman on Banks Road at 7pm on Saturday 26 March when a man who was nearby intervened.

The group then assaulted the man, kicking and punching him, and he required treatment in hospital for fractured ribs. He has since been discharged.

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Scrambler seized in Birkenhead

Patrols stopped this bike on Hoylake Road in Birkenhead.

A police spokesperson said, “The uninsured and unlicensed rider made off on another bike. This one’s seized and causing no more misery.”

Women hurl homophobic abuse towards couple during violent assault on New Brighton train

British Transport Police (BTP) Officers investigating an assault on-board a train travelling between Liverpool Central and New Brighton have released images in connection with the incident.

At just before 11pm on 26 March, the victims boarded the train at James Street station.

Two women who were already on the service then made homophobic comments towards the group, before one them threw a full can of cider at them which struck one of the victims in the face.

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Men jailed for part in £1.8m drug dealing enterprise

Two Merseyside men are behind bars after using their homes as safe houses to store class A drugs and cash for an organised crime group.

Dale Schofield and Wayne Roberts allowed crack cocaine, heroin and cash to be stored at their premises on behalf of the gang’s ring-leader, Mark Cavanagh.

Cavanagh, of Ellesmere Port, was running an estimated £1.8m drug dealing enterprise in the Ellesmere Port and Chester areas.

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Man and woman stabbed in Rock Ferry

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage following a stabbing in Wirral on Thursday 7 April.

At around 10.40am it was reported there was a disturbance at a house on Mulberry Road in Rock Ferry during which two people were stabbed and a window smashed.

A 38-year-old man received serious injuries to his leg and head which are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Two arrests following drug deal witnessed by police

Two men have been arrested after patrols witnessed suspicious activity near Birkenhead Park on Thursday 7 April.

At 10.30am, officers saw a man emerge from a wooded area of Birkenhead Park, before approaching a black Volkswagen Golf at the junction of Park Road South and Francis Avenue.

He was handed an item by the driver through the window, and the car was then driven away at speed.

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Six points and £1,000 fine for mobile phone use while driving

From 25 March 2022, motorists are breaking the law if they use a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel for any use, including to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games – as the government closes a loophole previously exploited by dangerous drivers to escape conviction.

Anyone caught using their handheld device while driving could face a fine of up to £1,000 as well as 6 points on their licence or a full driving ban.

The government’s award-winning THINK! team is also launching an £800,000 awareness campaign to remind drivers not to use a handheld phone at the wheel and of the penalties if choosing to ignore this new law.

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