Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 9 July 2022

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

Family continues search for Carol Mighall 18 months on

This week marked 18 months since Carol Mighall was last seen and the family is continuing to appeal for help in finding her.

Carol Mighall, 52, from Tranmere, was last seen on Monday 4 January 2021 in Rodney Street, Birkenhead. 

Carol is described as a white female, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build and with a pale complexion. She has brown shoulder-length hair, often worn in a ponytail.

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Police seek owner of suspected stolen bike

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said, “Distinctive bike seized by local officers suspected to be stolen if you think this bike may be yours please call 101 quoting reference 22000476784. Alternatively please Direct Message the Merseyside Police Contact Centre account on Facebook.”

53-year-old man arrested following stabbing in New Brighton

Merseyside Police has arrested a man following reports of a stabbing in New Brighton late at night on Tuesday 5 July.

At around 11.15pm, officers were informed of an altercation between two men on Egerton Street.

One of the men, in his 50s, was stabbed twice in his chest and stomach with an unknown item. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

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Three arrests following discovery of warehouse cannabis farm

Merseyside Police has arrested three men and discovered a large-scale cannabis farm following a warrant at a premises in Birkenhead on Thursday 7 July.

At around 9.30am, officers from the Merseyside Police Targeted Team carried out a warrant at a warehouse in Thomas Street, leading to the seizure of more than 2,000 cannabis plants and equipment in various stages of growth, and across 13 growing rooms.

One man was arrested at the scene and a second man was arrested following enquiries.

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Man arrested following attempted burglaries in Ellesmere Port

A man has been arrested following three attempted burglaries in Ellesmere Port.

James Fox, of Chester, was arrested in relation to the incidents on Thursday 7 July.

The 31-year-old has since been charged with two counts of burglary, one count of burglary other than a dwelling and threatening a person with a bladed article.

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E-bikes seized

On Wednesday 6 July, Matrix Officers sighted this electric bike being ridden in Birkenhead Park.

Following a containment of the area, one male rider was detained and arrested for Road Traffic Offences.

The E-bike was seized as it had no insurance. A subsequent search of the suspects address on the Beechwood estate resulted in another high-powered E-bike being seized as it is suspected to be stolen.

Man charged with drugs offences appears in court

A Wirral man has been charged with drugs offences as part of an ongoing investigation into drugs supply in Merseyside.

Peter Maddocks, 46, of Birkenhead was arrested on Thursday 7 July and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (cocaine) and Class B drugs cannabis.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court on Friday 8 July.

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Uninsured car seized

Merseyside Police officers on patrol in Bromborough sighted this vehicle and after speaking with the driver, it became clear that there wasn’t any insurance in place for the vehicle.

It has subsequently been seized.

Man’s body found near Bidston Moss retail park

Merseyside Police were in attendance in Bidston Moss, Wallasey, on Tuesday 5 July following the sudden death of a man. 

At around 8.15am, police received a report that a body of a man had been found in a wooded area off Junction 1 of the M53, close to Bidston Moss Retail Park. 

Emergency services attended and the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

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