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News Report Page 19 of 30
Publication Date:- 2018-02-10
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Appeal for information following collision in Ainsdale

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information following a collision in Ainsdale.  Officers were called, at about 7.20pm, on 5 February 2018, to a report of a collision involving a gold Volvo S70 and a blue Range Rover on Liverpool Road, between Orchard Lane and Meadow Lane, Ainsdale.

The driver of the Volvo made off from the scene on foot in the direction of Sandbrook Road, Ainsdale.

A 28 year old man was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop after a collision. He has since been released under investigation.

There were no reported injuries, but the road was closed for a number of hours following the incident due to extensive damage caused to the cars.

Sergeant Phil Mitchell said:- "We are keen to speak to any members of the public or drivers that may have witnessed this incident. I would urge drivers to consider their whereabouts at this time and check any Dash Cam footage or CCTV footage they may have showing the collision or the vehicles being driven shortly before the incident."

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 101 quoting incident reference:- '18200031522,' by email  or via:- 0151 777 5 747. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

Staff member arrested at HMP Liverpool by Titan

TITAN regional organised crime unit can confirm a contractor working at HMP Liverpool was arrested at the prison, on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.  The 31 year old woman from Norris Green was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. She was taken to a Police Station in Merseyside for questioning. A vehicle and a house in the Norris Green area has also been searched following the arrest.

The arrest forms part of Operation Earthly, a joint investigation between Titan's Prison investigation unit and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS).

This least arrest comes just over a week after a 25 year old female member of prison staff was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office, at HMPPS Berwyn, in North Wales. She has since been released under investigation.

DCI Chris Mossop, Head of Titan's Regional Intelligence Unit, said:- "This arrest is part of an ongoing investigation conducted by the Titan Prison Investigation Unit (PIU), set up with the support of HMPPS, to identify those members of prison staff in the North West either directly or indirectly employed by the Prison Service who are believed to be corrupt. PIU staff will take positive action against any person believed to be involved in corrupt activity that affects the prison estates across the region. This is yet another positive example of the work undertaken by the Prison Service and Titan in reducing the harm contraband is having within prisons. We would like to make it clear to the small but determined number of prison staff who are involved in corruption that we will look at every opportunity available to us and the Prison Service to disrupt and arrest those involved."

Drugs and air rifle seized in Kirkby

MERSEYSIDE Police has arrested a man and discovered a number of cannabis plants and a quantity of class A drugs, along with an air rifle during the execution of a warrant, on 7 February 2018, in Kirkby. Officers targeted the address in Changford Road and recovered around 103 plants. A 20 year old man from Norris Green has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled Class A drug with intent to supply, produce a controlled drug of Class B, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A and use of electricity without authority. The male has now been released under investigation.

Inspector Andy Creer said:- "We have seized 103 plants which would have been bound for sale on the streets of Merseyside and further afield. The cannabis plants are capable of generating over ₤400,000 a year, which would have lined the pockets of criminals. The recovery of a firearm means there is one less firearm on our streets that could be used to cause fear, intimidation or harm to our communities. Information from our communities is vital so anyone with information about those involved in gun crime, cannabis production, and the supply of drugs, or who knows where weapons are being stored, please contact us so that we can make our streets safer."

Anyone with information is asked to call:- 101 quoting incident number:- '18200032549,' or you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form.

Investigation ongoing following a Liverpool City Centre RTC

MERSEYSIDE Police can confirm that they are currently investigating after a road traffic collision happened, on Monday, 5 February 2018, in Liverpool City Centre. At around 11.30am, Officers were called to Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, following reports of a pedestrian having been involved in a collision with a car, which is also thought to have caused damage to the window of Millets store. A male was treated at the scene by Ambulance with minor injuries. Anyone who witnessed this incident is advised to contact Merseyside Police quoting reference:- '536' on:- 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

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