3 arrested following ATM
thefts in both Merseyside and West Midlands
FOLLOWING a theft from an ATM in Crosby
and further offences in the West Midlands area Merseyside Police Detectives have
arrested 3 males. We are told that at around midnight, on Thursday, 10 August
2017, an alarm was activated at Esso Filling Station, on College Road, Crosby.
Following enquiries, a cash trap device was found to have been used at the ATM
with a small amount of cash taken, and CCTV enquiries identified a blue Vauxhall
Astra seen acting suspiciously, at the time of the offence. Officers from Sefton
sighted and stopped the car on the M6 Southbound. During the stop, 5 strip
devices were found, suspected of having been used in offences. A 22 year old
man, from Swansea, a 19 year old man, from Enfield, and a 26 year old man, of no
fixed abode, were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft and
attempted theft. They have also been arrested in relation to offences in the
West Midlands area. A spokesperson for Merseyside Police Economic Crime
Team said:- "These arrests should act as a deterrent to anyone considering
such a crude method of attempting to steal small amounts of money from ATM
machines. High quality CCTV and vehicle enquiries will always allow our officers
the chance to identify those suspected as being responsible, working closely
with businesses, other forces and our partners. It isn't worth the risk."
Anyone with information on theft from ATMs is encouraged to call Police
on:- 101 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111 or via their
Cannabis Farm found in
MERSEYSIDE Police executed a warrant,
at about 5.15pm, on Friday, 4 August 2017, at an address on Mount Street and a
cannabis farm discovered inside, spread across 3 rooms. The cannabis farm we are
told by Merseyside Police had 148 plants within the rooms that had been adapted
for the growing. Police have removed the plants, associated growing equipment
and sophisticated hydroponic growing equipment. We are also told that they had
fond out that electricity was also found to have been illegally bypassed.
Acting Inspector Andy
Dentith said:- "Cannabis cultivation by criminal gangs can cause serious
harm in our communities. Criminal groups involved in the cultivation of cannabis
are usually involved in other serious organised crime and they often rent
residential properties such as this. Our communities can help us stop these
groups, who are only interested in making money, from turning houses and flats
into potential death traps. Nobody wants to live next door to these houses and
we would ask that if you believe someone is using a property for this purpose,
please tell us so we can take positive action and find those responsible for
setting them up. The people who set up these farms often tamper with the
electricity meters to steal electricity, and there will generally be a number of
hot lamps hooked to overloaded electricity sockets as well as an extensive
watering system. Electricity and water are never a good combination, and the
fire service have seen an increase in the number of fires they have been called
to as a result of fires caused by the crude systems put in place by the people
who set up these farms."
Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:-
► Strange smells and sounds.
► Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at
► Gardening equipment being taken into a property,
such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting/
► Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are
► Heat from an adjoining property.
► Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather.
► Individually these activities may seem commonplace,
however, together may indicate something more sinister.
Anyone with any information can call Police on:- 101, or Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
Everton star Wayne Rooney backs City's bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games
ENGLAND'S all time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has joined his boyhood
club Everton in backing Liverpool's transformational bid for the 2022
Rooney, born and bred in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth, has thrown his weight
behind the bid which promises to transform the City and accelerate up to ₤1bn of
investment in the docklands area.
Central to the Games vision is a brand new stadium for Rooney's current club
Everton in Bramley Moore Dock, which will provide a stunning setting for the
Commonwealth athletics as well as an intimate, atmospheric Premier League arena.
Rooney joins a host of famous faces already backing the bid, including World
boxing champion Tony Bellew, Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson Thompson and
Commonwealth and Olympic Games medallists Steve Parry and Beth Tweddle.
The news of Rooney's support follows just days after Liverpool FC legend and
Rooney's former England teammate Steven Gerrard gave his backing to the bid,
alongside both Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler.
Both of the City's world famous clubs have come together in support for the bid
and go to prove Liverpool's united appetite for the Games in 2022.
Discussing the bid, Wayne Rooney said:- "I'm proud to be in a position to
back our City's bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and I have no doubt
that Liverpool would be the perfect host City.
People's passion for football within the City is recognised around the world but
we also have a rich sporting tradition in the boxing ring, on our golf courses
which have staged Open Championships, in athletics and gymnastics and, of
course, Liverpool stages the jewel in the crown of National Hunt horseracing
every year at Aintree, the Grand National.
Bringing the Commonwealth Games to the City would be fantastic and fitting,
showcasing again to the world what a great City Liverpool is and I support the
Liverpool 2022 bid chair, Brian Barwick, added:- "I am really delighted
Wayne has shown his support for the Liverpool Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth
Games. As a world famous record breaking footballer Wayne has proved to be a
winner throughout his career and as a true Scouser his endorsement for the Bid
is very special.
Everton Football Club's support for the Bid has been simply outstanding, their
commitment fantastic; yet another world-famous Merseyside sporting institution
getting behind the Liverpool 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid."
Liverpool's Mayor Joe Anderson said:- "The opportunity for Everton's new
home to play a key role in the Commonwealth Games is a very exciting 1 for our
City and the club, and presents a unique platform to showcase our sporting
pedigree, our waterfront and all our City has to offer to audiences across the
We're delighted to have the support of everyone at Everton. Having players like
Wayne back our bid means a great deal and underlines how much everyone is
determined for Liverpool to be chosen as England's host City."
injured in road traffic collision in Thornton
A motorcyclist has been left with
serious leg and chest injuries, on Sunday, 6 August 2017, following a road traffic collision
in Thornton. The 35 year old male, who was on a black Harley Davidson Sportster
bike, is said to have collided with a grey Suzuki car, on Lydiate Lane,
Thornton, at around 2.35pm. The rider has been taken to Hospital with serious
injuries to his leg and chest. His condition is described as critical. The
driver of the car was uninjured, but badly shaken. As a result Officers have
closed Lydiate Lane, form its junction with Water Street, to its Junction with
Runnells Lane, in both directions to carry out investigation work. CCTV
enquiries being carried out to see if the collision was captured on camera and
people are being asked to check their dashcam if you where in the area at the
time, and have footage of the Harley Davidson or the grey Suzuki car. Anyone
with any information on this incident can call MSOC Roads Policing Officers on:-
0151 777 5747. Alternatively, call the:- 101 number or Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
₤2.5m and ₤3m worth of
cannabis discovered in Burscough
3 males have charged over supply of a
controlled drug following the discovery of cannabis within an address in
Burscough. We are told that the cannabis, with an estimated street value of
between ₤2.5m and ₤3m, was discovered after Police Officers executed a search
warrant. Anthony Hill, 30 years, and John Hill, 32 years, from West Derby, and
Michael Peremans, 26 years, of no fixed abode, have since appeared at Ormskirk
Magistrates Court, on Monday 7 August 2017. Their next appearance in Court will
be at Preston Crown Court, on 4 September 2017.