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Is this yours? Photos of jewellery believed
to have been stolen in Sefton
MERSEYSIDE Police is releasing pictures
of jewellery believed to have been recently stolen in Sefton, in the hope that
the rightful owners will come forward.
On Tuesday, 20 December 2016, a 22 year old woman from Litherland was arrested
on suspicion of burglary following an offence in Blundellsands. She has been
released pending further enquiries.
Following searches, a large quantity of suspected stolen jewellery has been
recovered and officers are now trying to establish their origins.
Sefton D/C Adam Dagnall said:- "Some of this jewellery is very distinctive
and could be of significant monetary and sentimental value to those who have
lost it. If you recognise these items please contact us at Marsh Lane Police
Station so that we can verify the rightful owner or owners."
Anyone who recognises any of these items is asked to call D/C Dagnall on:- 0151
777 3837 and quote the crime reference number:- 0516281603, or you can contact:-
101 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Domestic fly tippers face fixed penalties
NEW Year is a time when many people adopt a mantra of
'out with the old, in with the new'... But Wirral residents are
being urged to ensure they don't fall foul of the law when having a clear out of
unwanted items. Wirral Council is taking an even tougher approach to tackling
fly tipping as part of its pledge to maintain an attractive local environment
and this includes a commitment to use new powers to issue:- 'Fixed Penalty
Notices' to residents who are caught dumping small amounts of rubbish in
public areas. Whereas previously the Council would have had to prosecute
people through the Courts for these offences, they can now issue an on the spot
penalty notice of £200 to £120 if paid within 10 days; for lower level fly
Cllr Bernie Mooney, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Environment, said:-
"Fly tipping and alleyway dumping has a really detrimental impact on
neighbourhoods. The new regulations are aimed at those who deliberately dump
small amounts of waste in the street or in alleyways and will allow officers to
deal with these offences there and then, rather than have to take them through a
lengthy and costly Court process."
The regulations do not focus on more serious levels of dumped waste or fly
tipping; existing legislation covers such activity and can carry more severe
penalties. These will continue to be prosecuted in the usual way. But smaller
amounts of dumped waste will be subject to Fixed Penalty Notices, so residents
are urged to think carefully about how they dispose of these items; it may be
they have to be taken to the tip if they do not fit in one of the household
waste bins. Cllr Mooney added:- "This is not a victimless offence.
People might consider the waste they deposit to be insignificant, but added
together these small items can blight a whole community and I believe the new
regulations will improve our ability to tackle it."
Mass arrests and vehicles seized following
off road bike incidents
MERSEYSIDE Police have informed us that
they have arrested 13 people and seized 13 vehicles. This follows on from the
execution of 15 warrants across Merseyside, on Thursday, 22 December 2016, as a
response to off road bike incidents across Merseyside in October and November
11 men and two women were arrested across the force on suspicion of a variety of
conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, theft and drug offences and taken to
several Police Stations, where they have been questioned by Detectives.
Large quantities of cash were also seized from addresses in:- King Street,
Egremont, Wirral and Bridgefield Road, Belle Vale as part of this action. A
dismantled cannabis farm was also found at the address in King Street and a CS
spray was recovered from the address in Bridgefield Road. Clothing and helmets
have also been recovered from addresses.
At an industrial unit in Blackburne Street, Garston, 4 vehicles were seized (a
large quad bike, 2 motorbikes and a mini quad bike) and the owner of the unit
► A 20 year old man, from Toxteth, has been was arrested on suspicion of
conspiracy to cause a public nuisance and disqualified driving.
► A 26 year old man, from West Derby, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy
to cause a public nuisance.
► A 21 year old man, from Huyton, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause
a public nuisance and possession of cocaine.
► A 28 year old man, from Tuebrook, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy
to cause a public nuisance.
► A 26 year old man, from Egremont, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to
cause a public nuisance and possession of cannabis.
► A 58 year old man from Egremont, was arrested on suspicion of possession of
controlled drugs with intent to supply.
► A 51 year old woman, from Egremont, has been arrested on suspicion of possession
of controlled drugs with intent to supply.
► A 16 year old, boy, from the Kensington area, was arrested on suspicion of
conspiracy to cause a public nuisance and disqualified driving.
► A 42 year old man, who is from Kirkby, was arrested on suspicion of handling
► A 23 year old, male of no fixed abode, has been arrested on suspicion of theft
of a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis.
► An 18 year old male, from Dovecot, was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor
► A 23 year old man, from St Helens, was also arrested on suspicion of theft of a
► A 33 year old woman, from St Helens, has cautioned for possession of cannabis.
The arrests and seizures follow an investigation into incidents, on Sunday, 2
October 2016, where numerous calls were made to emergency services reporting up
to 60 off road vehicles, driving dangerously, across Merseyside, as well as
incidents reported since this date.
Since 2 October 2016, 143 bikes have been recovered, 37 warrants executed and a
total of 35 arrests have now been made.
Following the arrests, leaflets were also distributed to local residents to
encourage more information on where bikes are being stored, and to show the
successes so far.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley said:- "The groups of riders who
took to the roads in October had a complete disregard for public safety, and we
know that members of our communities are absolutely disgusted by such behaviour.
I want to send a clear message to the people riding these bikes that we will not
tolerate this type of behaviour and will continue to take positive action to
seize those bikes we believe are being used in an anti social, illegal and
dangerous way on our roads. There has been a long running and complex
investigation into numerous reports of anti social behaviour, including CCTV
footage and images and I would like to thank people who have assisted. Action is
constantly being taken behind the scenes in relation to these incidents, and we
appreciate people's patience as we thoroughly investigate each 1. These actions
are reckless and criminal and it is only through sheer luck that a member of the
public, a Police Officer or 1 of those bikers was not seriously injured. Sadly,
incidents before and since 2 October continue to show the very real dangers to
pedestrians, Officers, riders and other road users. We are determined to make
our roads safer through all our available powers, and the continued response is
thanks to information provided by our community. I would urge anyone with
information which enables us take these bikes out of circulation and make our
streets safer to keep coming forward. I would also like reassure people that we
are continually looking at innovative new approaches to tackle this problem, and
held a conference this week with key partners to discuss future plans."
Anyone with information on who is using these bikes and where they are being
stored is urged to call:- 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
The Marriage of Figaro: Unwrapped - A free,
hour- ong taster!
SCOTTISH Opera's hit production of The
Marriage of Figaro, directed by the great British baritone Sir Thomas Allen, is
coming to Liverpool's Empire Theatre for 2 performances only, on 5 January and 7
January 2017. In addition, the company are offering a
FREE event that gives an insight into the show and how it was
The Marriage of Figaro features beautiful period designs by Simon Higlett,
providing the backdrop to this timeless comedy of social revolution and change.
The Marriage of Figaro tells the story of Count Almaviva; a once charming, he
has become a scheming bully who spends his days pestering the serving girls.
Figaro, his head of staff, is engaged to Susanna, but Almaviva has a particular
soft spot for her and is doing everything he can to delay their wedding…
The role of Figaro is performed by former ScottishOpera
Emerging Artist Ben McAteer (The Devil Inside 2016) and he is joined by Lucy
Hall as Susanna and Jette Parker Young Artist Samuel Dale Johnson as Count
Almaviva. The exciting cast is conducted by Timothy Burke.
Whether you're new to opera or an old hand, you can find out more at:-
'The Marriage of Figaro - Unwrapped', a 'free' hour long
taster from Scottish Opera, on 6 January 2017, at 6pm.
Presented from the stage by Assistant Director Rebecca Hanbury, The Marriage of
Figaro Unwrapped features:- singers, back stage crew and The Orchestra of
Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the
principal characters from the opera, the plot and some key scenes. You'll also
find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some
of the theatrical secrets behind the production.
Assistant Director, Rebecca Hanbury, said:- "After an acclaimed tour
around Scotland, it is exciting for the team to take The Marriage of Figaro to
new audiences in Liverpool. Alongside the show, we are bringing our 'Unwrapped'
performance which takes you behind the scenes of the show. See how our crew
achieves huge scene changes in a matter of minutes, meet the team that makes the
beautiful costumes, hear our conductor deconstruct the score, and watch the
cover cast perform some of the most exquisite moments of the opera."
Tickets for the Unwrapped event are free, but need to be booked in advance. To
book, visit the Empire's Box Office, call:- 0844 871 3017 or visit:-
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