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  • Shots fired - Montrovia Crescent, Fazakerley

    Officers were called to reports of shots being fired at a house on Montrovia Crescent at about. 6.30pm this evening and on arrival found that windows on the ground floor and first floor of the house had been damaged. The damage to the windows was consistent with a firearm being used. No-one was injured during the incident.

    Witnesses reported seeing a car driving off at speed following the incident.

    A short while later detectives, supported by officers from Liverpool North, arrested two males (aged 48 years and 16 years from Fazakerley) on suspicion of possession of a firearm and criminal damage.

    They have been taken to a police station where they will be interviewed.

    Crime Scene Investigators are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house inquiries are underway.

    Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.

    Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have information which could help them with their inquiries to contact them at the specialist Matrix Serious Organised Crime team on 0800 230 0600, or the independent Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Update: Five People Arrested On Suspicion Of Fraud - Wirral

    All five were arrested in connection with an alleged RTC in Wallasey in March 2013. They have all been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

    They are:

    Lisa Dos Santos, 38, of Craven Street, Birkenhead

    Maria Jacob, 59, of Harthill Mews, Prenton

    Maria Jacob, 39, of Hartington Ave, Birkenhead

    Craig Lynch, 28, of Ford Road, Wirral

    Michael Maguire, 41, of Hoblyn Road, Prenton

    All five have been bailed to appear at Wirral Magistrates' Court on Friday, 12 September.

     

     

    Original release:

    As part of Merseyside Police's ongoing commitment to tackling vehicle fraud, five people have been arrested on the Wirral yesterday (Monday, 28 July)

    The warrants were executed in relation to an alleged RTC in Wallasey in March 2013.

    Officers executed a number of warrants at addresses in Birkenhead, Prenton and Wallasey, which resulted in five people being arrested.

    The five people arrested - two men aged 28 and 41 and three woman aged 38, 39 and 59 years were all arrested on suspicion of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. They have all been taken to a police station where they are being questioned by officers.

    Enquiries into the incidents are ongoing.

    Detective Constable Chris O'Connor, said: "The arrests are part of ongoing investigations involving road traffic collisions that are believed to have been staged. Not only are incidents of this nature dangerous they can affect each and every road user by impacting on victims and insurance premiums.

    "We work closely with partner agencies, including the Insurance Fraud Bureau, to identify those responsible for these incidents and bring them to justice.

    "I would like to reassure the community that we treat these types of incidents extremely seriously and any information provided will be thoroughly investigated by officers.

    "Anyone with any information about fraud can either call Merseyside Police on the 101 number, through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via the Insurance Fraud Bureau on 0800 422 0421."

  • Birkenhead brothel Mr Magoo's & adjoining property subjected to a closure order

    Merseyside Police has closed two properties in Birkenhead using powers under the Sexual Offences Act.

    The properties are 65a Grange Road East, CH41 5FD (Mr Magoos) and 65b Grange Road East

    The applications were made before Judge Abelson, sitting at Wirral Magistrates Court on 24th July 2014.  The application was made by Police after three people were charged with keeping a brothel following the execution of a number of warrants in Birkenhead in June 2014.

    They have been bailed to appear before Wirral Magistrates on Friday, 8 August.

    The Court was satisfied that within the period of 3 months, ending on 11th July 2014 (the day on which the issue of the Closure Notice was authorised by Superintendent 8356 Richard Davies) the premises of 65a and 65b were used for activities related to one or more specified prostitution offences, namely:-

    1. Causing or inciting prostitution for gain (Section 52 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003)

    2. Controlling prostitution for gain (Section 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003).

     

    The Court was satisfied that the making of the Closure Orders were necessary to prevent the premises being used for activities related to one or more specified prostitution offences during the period specified.

    Members of the Merseyside Police 7 Beats Project Team, using information from various sources and with the support of Wirral Council attached the Closure Orders on the premises shortly after the hearing.

     

    The Closure Orders state that:

    1.Name and address of affected premises:

    65a Grange Road East, Birkenhead CH41 5FD (Mr Magoo's)

    65b Grange Road East, Birkenhead CH41 5FD

    On application of the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police

    2. The above shown premises are subject to a CLOSURE ORDER    under Section 136D of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

    3. The Court is satisfied that the making of the Closure Order is  necessary to prevent the two premises being used for activities related to one or more specified prostitution offences during the period specified in this Order.

     

    This closure order prohibits anyone from remaining on or entering and to do so will render them liable to arrest.

    Acting Sgt 6560 McNamee stated: "This is the first property in Birkenhead to be closed using this legislation which is designed specifically to target brothels that are make illegal financial gain.

    "These Closure Orders are part of a comprehensive approach to the policing of prostitution at these properties.  Other interventions have been executed such as warrants, arrests resulting in subsequent charges and convictions as a result of prostitution related activities at these addresses.    

    "This process was a team effort, which involved members of Merseyside Police and Wirral Council  all working together to achieve one goal."

  • Three Men Arrested Following Assault In Liverpool City Centre

    Update: 28.7.14 at 7pm:

    All three men have been released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.

    Original media statement:

    Merseyside Police can confirm three people have been arrested in connection with an assault in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 28 July)

    Officers were called at about 3.20am following a report a man had been assaulted by a group of men outside Superstar Boudoir on Stanley Street.

    Emergency services attended and found a 29-year-old man with serious injuries to his face lying on nearby Victoria Street. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

    Following a search of the area, three men aged 22, 26 and 29 were arrested on suspicion of assault. All three men have been taken to a police station where they are being questioned by officers.

    Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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