Wirral Section 60 Orders extended

Two Section 60 Orders in Wirral have been extended following reports of a stabbing in Seacombe on Wednesday, 10 January.

It was reported that a man in his 20s had been attacked by a group of four to five males armed with a machete on Oakdale Avenue.

The victim self-presented at hospital after sustaining several stab and slash wounds. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The two Section 60 Orders will continue and be in place in Seacombe and Birkenhead until 7pm on Saturday, 13 January, and extra officers will be in the area to provide a visible presence to reassure communities.

The first Section 60 Order covers the Seacombe and Poulton area bounded in the map (below) and includes Borough Road; Church Road; Birkenhead Road; Dock Road; Geneva Road; Lyncroft Road; Hillcroft Road and Poulton Road.

The second Section 60 covers the Beechwood Estate and the North End of Birkenhead, bounded by the M53; Hoylake Road; Beaufort Road; Upton Road; Park Road North and Fender Lane.

The Orders, under S60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, give officers enhanced stop and search powers to stop individuals in the areas and is designed to minimise serious violence.

Merseyside Police is working closely with partners on the Home Office-backed Clear, Hold, Build strategy, known locally as EVOLVE, which has been introduced in areas blighted by organised crime to remove criminal gangs, prevent new ones moving into the void and then build the resilience of local communities against criminal activity.

EVOLVE Wirral was introduced following the murder of 26-year-old Elle Edwards on Christmas Eve in 2022, launching to the community with the Build phase in May 2023. The Beechwood is one of three areas in Wirral that are part of Operation Evolve’s strategy.

You can pass any information on the stabbing in Seacombe by calling 101, via the Merseyside Police social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference number 24000051538.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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