#AceNewsReport – July.28: Police were in attendance in Walton following an incident on the morning of (Tuesday 27 July).
#AceDailyNews reports that an appeal for information following stabbing in Walton at around 1.20am patrols on Grey Road located a male victim with multiple stab wounds. The victim stated he had been stabbed by a group of 5 unknown males.
An Audi A3 was also located next to the victim with three males locked inside: The victim was taken to hospital for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening: Officers at the scene located a knife and a sheath of a machete on Barton Road: Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with police: Officers will remain in the area while CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries are carried out.
Detective Inspector Paul Jones said: “We are in the very early stages of an investigation into an appalling attack this morning and we would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward: Whether you come forward directly or anonymously, your information could be vital to help bring those responsible to justice: If you saw anything or anyone suspicious in the Rice Lane area, or captured anything on mobile phone or dashcam them please let us know: Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to keep our streets safer. Please tell us what you know and we will take action.”
You can also call 101 quoting reference 21000522303 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously
#AceNewsReport – July.23: James is subject to notification requirements as he is convicted of a sexual offence…..
#AceDailyNews report police appeal for information on whereabouts of man unlawfully at large and its believed that James has been seen recently in the Essex area of England. He is known to have connections in Bradford, Lancaster and Liverpool and he is known to have connections to the Fermanagh, Belfast and Londonderry/Derry areas.
James (pictured above) is described as 5’7”, slim build (around 63.5 kg), short light brown hair with receding hairline, short brown full beard, blue eyes and speaks with a Fermanagh accent.
Police would appeal to anyone who has seen James Taggart, or who knows of his whereabouts to contact us on 101: Police would also appeal to him directly to hand himself in.
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.
#AceNewsReport – July.16: Officers carried out early morning warrants at six properties in Huyton, and following searches of the addresses quantities of suspected cocaine were seized…..
#AceDailyNews reports Operation #Venetic & takedown of #EncroChat that four people have been arrested and suspected cocaine seized in Huyton warrants as follows below:
A 23-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
A 39-year-old female from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
A 30-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.
A 42-year-old man from Billinge was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.
It is now more than a year since news of Operation #Venetic and the takedown of #Encrochat – a mobile encryption service exploited by criminals involved in serious organised crime across the UK and Europe – became public. Since then we have arrested more than 130 people, charged more than 100 and seen 31 people convicted and jailed for a total of 366 years.
Detective Inspector Christopher Lowe said: “Those involved in the supply and distribution of dangerous drugs have no regard whatsoever for the misery they cause, which is why proactive activity such as this is vital in disrupting criminal activity and putting individuals involved before the courts: This operation continues apace and we will continue working closely with forces up and down the country, as well as North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and the National Crime Agency, to protect our communities and prevent harmful drugs from reaching vulnerable people in Merseyside: We cannot do this without the help of the public and would urge anyone with information on the supply of drugs or individuals involved in serious and organised crime, to please get in touch, either directly through us or through Crimestoppers, completely anonymously.”
Chief Inspector Duncan Swan said: “Those involved in the supply of drugs are often responsible for violent incidents on our streets in Knowsley. Every time officers disrupt the activity of criminals by arresting suspects and seizing illicit drugs and cash, it removes their ability to cause further harm and to use the misery of others to line their pockets: We will go on do everything in our power to protect our communities because nobody should have to fear that a person living nearby may be involved in drug supply, or that the disputes criminals get involved in will spill out into their street: Every time someone buys drugs from criminals they are fuelling an illicit business that directly impacts the safety of people in our communities. I would urge anyone aware of drug dealing in their area to let us know so that we can take the direct action we have taken today, and improve the quality of life for people right across Merseyside.” Activity in the Huyton is ongoing today and the public are advised that extra police patrols will be out and about for the foreseeable to ensure your safety.
Anyone with information on drug dealing is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – July.04: Local officers patrolling the area noticed a strong smell of cannabis, tracked down to an unused shop with a flat above on Linacre Road.
#AceDailyNews reports that a large cannabis farm has been seized following warrant in Litherland and a total of 458 plants were located across five rooms, dismantled by our Matrix Cannabis Dismantling Team (CDT), and made safe.
Matt Brown, who heads the CDT, said: “This was a large-scale farm, bringing with it significant risks of fire, flood and violent crime. Thanks to the officers sniffing out the location, the streets of Litherland are a safer place to be. Key is information from those communities, so if you suspect you are living near to a death-trap, let us know: Be aware of some of the signs of cannabis growth, and we’ll do the rest.”
Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:
• Strange smells and sounds • Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times • 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 permanently closed • 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 suspicious
Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – July.04: Police are urging parents, guardians and children to be vigilant after two children have fallen ill after eating sweets suspected of containing cannabis.
#AceDailyNews reports that police urge vigilance after children in Wallasey consume cannabis sweets the incident was reported just before 1.10pm today (Friday 2 July) that two 13-year-old schoolboys in Wallasey had eaten the sweets and fallen ill, while two others had tasted them and two children were taken to hospital remain there under observation and the remaining sweets have been seized by officers.
Detective Sergeant Nick Glascott-Tull said: “We’re pleased to have removed these drugs from the community, and will continue to investigate this and similar incidents: Worryingly, these drugs are clearly designed to appeal to younger people. We are asking that all parents and carers are vigilant if coming across them, and ensure they don’t not get into the hands of children as they could be mistaken for ordinary sweets: While we believe these sweets contain cannabis, there is no way for people to be sure what other chemicals or drugs could be contained in a product being sold illegally, which could lead to side effects, serious illness or worse: If you see drugs similar to those pictured, or have any information, come forward and we will do the rest.”
If you have information about suspected storage or supply of drugs, please contact us via our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.
You can also pass information anonymously via the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously
#AceNewsReport – June.16: Jack Stanley Jones, 27, of Hey Park in Huyton, used the encrochat handle ‘feralwhale, and was jailed for 16-and-a-half years for playing a leading role in drug importation, which saw police seize 18kg of cocaine concealed in children’s Duplo boxes of lego:
He pleaded guilty to:
– Conspiracy to Supply a Class A Controlled Drug – Cocaine – Conspiracy to Supply a Class A Controlled Drug – Heroin – Conspiracy to Supply a Class A Controlled Drug – MDMA – Conspiracy to Supply a Class B Controlled Drug – Cannabis – Conspiracy to Supply a Class B Controlled Drug – Methamphetamine – Importation of a Class A controlled drugs into UK – Importation of a Class B controlled drug into UK – Conspiracy to produce cannabis – Conspiracy to convert criminal property
Venetic Investigation contuness From building blocks to cell blocks after three Liverpool men jailed for Encrochat drugs crimes
Officers gathered evidence from encro devices showing that Jones was involved in the importation and supply over 50kg of Class A drugs, multi-kilogram quantities of cannabis, and kilograms of MDMA. His encrypted messages revealed he was also making plans for the importation and transportation of large quantities of drugs via planes and boats, as well as via the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.
During the investigation, police recovered a total of 18kg of high purity cocaine from parcels which arrived in the UK from Holland, to Merseyside addresses linked to Jones. The wholesale value of the recovered cocaine was between £612,000 and £720,000 and the potential street value was up to £1,800,000.
Jones’ encrochat revealed his drug importation deals into the UK would make he and his associates “millers (millionnaires) in waiting” and “multimillionaires in a few months“.
Isaac Rasmussen, 28, from Heath Road Widnes, previously from the Huyton area used the encro handle ‘Intimatemode’. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiring to fraudulently evade a prohibition on the import of Class A drugs, and conspiring to fraudulently evade a prohibition on the import of Class B drugs. He has been jailed for 10 years.
Rasmussen was a trusted confidant of Jack Jones, having met in the Royal Navy where they were in the same regiment from 2009. The pair set up a courier transport company – named 998 after their Royal Marines troop number. During a search of Rasmussen’s Widnes home, police later found a photograph of their troop from the Commando Training Centre in 2009, which dated their association back to their Royal Navy days.
Rasmussen’s role also included collecting payment from the sale of the kilograms of cocaine that he and Jack Jones had imported into the UK. He admitted using his home address for the delivery of two imported drugs packages – the second of which was 6kg of high purity cocaine concealed in children’s Duplo boxes.
Paul Jones, 43, of Lincombe Road Roby, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession of cannabis, possession of criminal property, conspiring to fraudulently evade a prohibition on the import of Class A drugs. Jones allowed his home to be used for the delivery and storage of drugs packages from Holland – of which two were recovered by police and totalled over 12kg of high purity cocaine. He has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
Around 60,000 users of encrochat have now been identified worldwide, with about 10,000 of them in the UK – all involved in coordinating and planning the supply and distribution of drugs and weapons, money laundering and other criminal activity. Arrests are continuing across Merseyside as part of the operation.
Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson said: “It is a brilliant result to see three more dangerous drugs criminals locked up as part of national Operation Venetic.
“The potential dangers of this enterprise were demonstrated further when one of their imported boxes containing a kilogram of high purity cocaine found its way into the hands of a young child who was mistakenly given it as a present, packaged in a Duplo lego box. It was only by fortune that one of the parents of the child opened the box and discovered the contents. The police were then called to recover the item.
“Despite Jack Jones’ boasts that they would soon be multimillionaires, their dreams of building a living – and a drugs empire – by bringing misery to our communities have now come crashing down around them.
“As part of Operation Venetic, Merseyside Police has so far arrested more than 125 people, many of whom have been charged with serious drug trafficking and firearms offences. More offenders will continue to appear before the courts, and with every one brought to justice our streets are made safer form the harm they can bring.
“Our message to other people who are involved in this type of criminality is clear: expect that knock at the door sooner rather than later.
“Merseyside Police will continue to be relentless and leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those involved in serious organised crime in order to protect our communities.”
#AceNewsReport – June.14: Halton continued to deny his offending meaning his victims were forced to endure a trial. I am pleased that he will now spend a considerable amount of time behind bars for his actions.“
Sefton man jailed for fifteen years for sex offences involving children
Detective Inspector Paula Furlong said: “
I would like to take this opportunity to praise both of his victims for their courage and dignity throughout the whole of this investigation and hope that by seeing him sent to prison will give them some sort of closure and allow them to move on with their lives knowing he cannot harm anyone else: We are committed to protecting victims of sexual offences, and anyone who reports an incident to us will be safeguarded and supported throughout the investigation: Anyone that has been a victim of a similar sexual offence, is concerned for the safety of someone they know or suspects someone to be engaging in this criminal activity, should come forward and speak to us. We have a team of dedicated staff who will expertly and compassionately deal with your reports and we will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.”
Anyone with information or wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111: Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.
#AceNewsReport – June.13: Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries: The suspect was reported to have made off from the scene with two females on foot in the direction of Linacre Road.
Merseyside Officers Appeal for information following stabbing in Litherland at around 8.10am on Saturday after they received a report that a man had been stabbed on Webster Street by another male.
Detectives have opened a full investigation, including house-to-house, witness and CCTV enquiries.
The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 25, approximately 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with white hair and wearing a grey tracksuit and green trousers.
The weapon used in the attack, believed to be a kitchen knife, has been recovered on Lawler Street, Litherland.
Officers remain in the area while enquiries are carried out and are urging anyone with any information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries into an attack on Webster Street this morning and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the whereabouts of the man described: This was an appalling incident and will have been extremely shocking for the community to witness. We will be doing all we can to find the man responsible and bring him to justice: The use of weapons is reckless and intolerable, and can have devastating consequences, not only for the victim and their family but also the offender: Tell us what you know about this incident and we’ll take positive action to remove those who use weapons to cause fear and harm in our communities from our streets.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact us via our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000410463: You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
#AceNewsReport – June.03: A 50-year-old man from Liscard; a 24-year-old man from Liscard; and an 18-year-old man from New Brighton were arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in custody for questioning:
Merc Officers have arrested eight people arrested following reports of violence and ASB in Wallasey and New Brighton: At around 8pm, officers were called to Harrison Drive in Wallasey Village to reports of a fight at the location. Officers attended and detained three men. A number of teenage males were found with facial injuries.
Around this time, an 18-year-old boy also reportedly had his phone stolen after rocks were thrown at him near to Harrison Park, Wallasey Village. He was left with minor injuries. Enquiries are ongoing.
At around 8.30pm, officers attended Kings Parade, New Brighton to a further report of fighting at the location. A 22-year-old man from Luton; a 23-year-old man from Omagh; and a 15-year-old boy from Bidston were arrested on suspicion of affray and also remain in custody for questioning. Items were reportedly thrown at members of the public, although no injuries were reported.
Two teenagers were also arrested later on following the assault of an officer in New Brighton. At around 10.05pm, an officer responding to a call on New Brighton Coastal Drive saw two youths jumping on a police van. The officer attempted to detain one of the youths before the youths ran off. They were detained on Wellington Road a short time later and one of the suspects reportedly assaulted the officer.
A 15-year-old boy from Poulton was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage A 16-year-old boy from Liscard was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assault of an emergency worker.
Both have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Community Policing Inspector Paul Harrison said: “Although a large number of arrests have been made, we’re still investigating all of these incidents, and keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked and the reasons behind them.
“Anyone in these areas last night who witnessed such violence and anti-social behaviour will have been understandably horrified, and in some cases left in fear for their own safety. I’d like to assure those people that we’re thoroughly investigating and will act upon any information which comes in to assist our work.
“Violence in our communities and against our officers will never be tolerated and we will use all available powers in the coming days to keep the community safe, and will keep you updated as to what further action is taken.
“I’d also urge those with young people in their care to know where your children are and what they are doing. When vehicles are damaged, vital emergency services can be diverted from other serious incidents which also require an immediate response so work with us and pass information on.
“If you have any information, images or footage to assist, please send this to us on the following channels, and be mindful of what you share and discuss on social media.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact us via 101, our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, or alternatively leave information anonymously and for free with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form anonymously: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online. Follow @MerPolWirral on Twitter and Wirral Police on Facebook for updates and other advice/news.
#AceNewsReport – May.30: Around 60,000 users of encrochat have now been identified worldwide, with about 10,000 of them in the UK – all involved in coordinating and planning the supply and distribution of drugs and weapons, money laundering and other criminal activity. Arrests are continuing across Merseyside as part of the operation
Operation Venetic Report: ‘Three Merseyside men jailed for over 40 years for #EncroChat drug crimes Alvis one of those sentenced used the encrochat handle ‘Laughingstorm’ and supplied Class A drugs using recognised criminal terminology over the encrypted messaging platform’
Jordan Alvis, 35, of Trent Close, West Derby, (below) was sentenced to nine years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply ketamine and heroin and conspiracy to conceal criminal property.
Christopher Dentith, 29, of College View, Huyton, (below) was sentenced to 17 years and three months years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin, and possession of criminal property. He used the encrochat handle ‘Kindtailor’.
Jordan Quinn, 31, of Valiant Close, West Derby, (below) was sentenced to 14 years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and ketamine and possession of criminal property. Quinn used the encrochat handle ‘Wiredfork’ and was also attributed after revealing personal details about himself on encrochat.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Pilling said: “We have seen three more drugs criminals put behind bars as part of national Operation Venetic, which came about after law enforcement officials in Europe managed to crack the ‘encrochat’ service being used by criminals involved in serious and organised crime to carry out their business: They have now been jailed for a number of years and thankfully unable to bring drugs and misery to families across the north west and beyond: As part of Operation Venetic, Merseyside Police has so far arrested more than 120 people, many of whom have been charged with serious drug trafficking or firearms offences. This year will see a number of these people continuing to appear before the courts, and we welcome each and every one: Our message to other people who are involved in this type of criminality is clear: expect that knock at the door sooner rather than later: Merseyside Police, along with law enforcement agencies across the world, will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those people who think they are above the law, and we will continue to target anyone involved in serious organised crime to keep this positive momentum going.”
#AceNewsReport – May.28: He was arrested by a Merseyside OCP team – a partnership made up of officers from the National Crime Agency and Merseyside Police – on 9 April. Officers discovered a drugs laboratory in his garage which contained a drugs press and a large quantity of Class A drugs.
NCA REPORT: The OCP’s investigation into Taylor emerged from Operation #Venetic – UK law enforcement’s response to the take down of encrypted comms platform #EncroChat: Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership: Drug dealer jailed for nearly 13 years in success for new Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership: Stephen Taylor, 33, cut the drugs and organised deals from his home in Norlands Park, Cronton, Widnes: He admitted conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs and conspiracy to conceal criminal property at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday and was sentenced to 12 years and eight months.
Taylor used an Encro phone and was known by his ‘handle’ Vilecrusher.
Designer clothing, jewellery and watches worth tens of thousands of pounds, were also recovered from the address.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Lamb said: “We have seen another significant sentencing as part of Operation Venetic, a great example of our ongoing work with partners to tackle criminals involved in serious and organised crime: Taylor was supplying large amounts of illegal drugs and generating vast profits. He now has time to reflect on the harm he’s caused: His sentence should serve as a stark warning to others involved in drug dealing that we are pursuing you, and we will bring you to justice: The Organised Crime Partnership works with our partners at home and abroad and will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of offenders who think they are above the law: The OCP was established to tackle high risk organised crime groups bringing drugs and firearms into the region and is funded by the Home Office.
#AceNewsReport – May.26: Officers can confirm that a fourth person has been sentenced in connection with the kidnap, rape and assault of a man in Bootle in 2015:
Kamil Lesiak sentenced to 18 years in prison for kidnap, rape and assault of man in Bootle in March, 2015 a 25-year-old Kamil Lesiak of no fixed address was found guilty of False imprisonment, assault causing actual bodily harm, rape and causing a man to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
Lesiak was sentenced to 18 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today, Tuesday 25 May, after an earlier trial of three people in 2016: Four offenders kidnapped a 27-year-old man in November 2015, keeping him against his will for around 10 hours. Two of the offenders, Lesiak and Daniel Misiolek, subjected him to a series of physical and sexual assaults in that time: Lesiak was later identified as being involved and was arrested in the Anfield area in September 2020 after failing to appear at court:
The following people were sentenced on Friday, 30 September 2016 following a trial: Daniel Misiolek of Simons Croft, Netherton was jailed for life after admitting kidnap, rape, false imprisonment, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, robbery, and six counts of causing a male to engage in sexual activity without consent: Awna Baszak of Simons Croft, Netherton was jailed for 12 years after being convicted of kidnap and two counts of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent following a trial: Dagmara Szary, of Belton Road, Huyton was jailed for 15 months in a young offenders institution after being convicted of kidnap following a trial.
Following the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Jamie Dean said: “It is pleasing to see this highly disturbing case brought to a full conclusion, and Lesiak facing the consequences of his appalling violence and abuse in 2015. Lesiak and Daniel Misiolek subjected their victim to this horrific ordeal, some of which was filmed by Awna Baszak on a mobile phone: The courage the victim has shown during the first trial and in the years since have ensured that four people have now been brought to justice, and hopefully provided some comfort when coming to terms with what happened: Rape is a very personal crime, which many victims, understandably, struggle to come to terms with and it can have a devastating effect for the rest of their lives. There is no doubt that this continues to have a profound impact on this victim. Hopefully his immense bravery will encourage other victims of sexual offences to come forward and have the confidence in us to do the right thing and support them throughout their ordeal: I want to make it clear that if you report a sexual offence, we will investigate it thoroughly and provide you with the utmost support throughout. We are here to treat you with compassion and respect, and will work tirelessly to put perpetrators before the courts. Specialist police officers from our Unity team work side-by-side with a number of partners including Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), who work with the victim from the moment the police make the referral through to the court case and beyond.”
Anyone with information or wants to report sexual offence allegation is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111: Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063, or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.
#AceNewsReport – May.21: A 54-year-old man from Garston was arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and abstracting electricity:
LIVERPOOL: ‘Cannabis farms recovered and man arrested in South Liverpool: Officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant at an address on Lincoln Street, Garston consisting of 283 plants, spread across six rooms was recovered’
‘He was taken into custody where he will be questioned by officers’
Two further warrants were executed at addresses on Damwood Road, Speke.
Across the two addresses approximately 150 mature cannabis plants and 60 saplings were recovered.
Targeted Policing Inspector Emma Haffenden said: “The production of cannabis presents massive risks to those unfortunate enough to find themselves living close by. It can also present the threat of fire and flooding, and can harm communities with links to organised crime: Thankfully, a large number of cannabis plants have now been prevented from reaching our communities following today’s seizure and we are now making further enquiries to establish the full circumstances: We will continue to target those criminals who care more for the money they believe they can make than for the welfare of people around them. If you have information on the production or supply of drugs in your area, please get in touch with us, or call Crimestoppers with the details so we can take action.”
Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:
• Strange smells and sounds
• Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times
• 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 permanently closed
• 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 suspicious
Anyone with information on suspected cannabis growing in their community can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – May.11: Moogan had been on the run since a raid that took place at a café in Rotterdam suspected of being used as a front for meetings between drug traffickers and cartels, and central to a plot to bring hundreds of kilos of cocaine into the UK every week:
NCA WANTED REPORT: One of the most wanted fugitives detained following Dubai Police operation: Michael Paul Moogan, 35, from Croxteth, Liverpool, who featured as part of the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign, was apprehended on 21 April as a result of joint working between Dubai Police and the NCA.
For operational reasons details can only be revealed now.
Working with the Dutch National Crime Squad, the NCA became aware of information that linked Moogan and two other British men to the Café de Ketel – a business not open to the public that could only be entered via a security system.NCA officers suspected that Moogan and his associates were involved in plans to import drugs from Latin America to the EU
At the time of the raid, only one of the men, Robert Hamilton, 71, from Manchester, could be found. He was jailed for eight years in 2014 after pleading guilty to drug charges.
The other man, Robert Gerard, 57, from Liverpool, handed himself in to the NCA after three years on the run claiming the pressure was too much. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and was jailed in 2017 for 14 years.
Moogan is the 86th person arrested under Operation Captura – an NCA fugitive campaign run in conjunction with Crimestoppers.
NCA officers established Moogan was using numerous false identities to avoid capture.
Dubai Police believe that after entering the UAE using a different identity, he tried to avoid CCTV in an attempt to elude detectives. Utilising the latest capabilities, including the Criminal Data Analysis Centre, they were able to track him down.
NCA Director of Investigations Nikki Holland said: “This arrest is the result of years of investigation involving a range of law enforcement partners in the UK, Europe and Middle East: “ We are extremely grateful to those partners for their assistance in ensuring Moogan now faces justice and particularly thank the Dubai Police for their efforts to track him down. He will be returned to the United Kingdom to face trial: “ This case should serve as a warning to others on the run from the NCA – we have a global reach, we never give up and they can never rest easy.”
NCA Director General (Operations) Steve Rodhouse added: “The arrest of Moogan further reflects great co-operation between the Dubai Police and the NCA: “ I’d like to commend their work, in particular detectives from the General Department of Criminal Investigation in Dubai, who showed exceptional professionalism and were able to use all the techniques at their disposal to locate him and carry out this operation.”
#AceNewsReport – Apr.21: Officers have arrested four teenagers on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Huyton on Monday night, 19th April.
Four arrested on suspicion of murder following death of man in Huyton: ‘The teenagers, two males aged 15, one male aged 14 and a 15 year-old female, are currently in custody where they will be questioned by detectives’
The victim has now been identified as 23 year-old Connor Dockerty from the Litherland area.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
A post mortem revealed he died from multiple stab wounds.
An investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone who has any information to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Siobhan Gainer said: “We are continuing to appeal for the public’s help and I want to appeal directly to anyone who was on Kingsway at the time this incident happened to contact us. If you have CCTV, dashcam or video/mobile footage from the Kingsway or Liverpool Road area at around 8pm on Monday night, please get in touch.”
Anyone who would like to upload footage from last night to help with our investigation can use our Major Incident Portal by clicking on ‘Merseyside Police’ and the ‘Kingsway murder Huyton’ icon. They can also message us in confidence via the portal: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)
Anyone with information can also DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1004 of 19 April.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.17: At around 9.30am, emergency services were called to Falkner Square to reports of a man in his 40s having fallen from a building: He has been taken to hospital and his condition is described as critical but stable:
Appeal for witnesses after incident in Falkner Square, Toxteth: ‘Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man fell from a building in Toxteth this morning, Saturday 17 April & forensic and witness enquiries are being carried out, and police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident’
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Hurst said: “We are working to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and I would appeal directly to anyone who was in the area and has information, CCTV or dashcam footage to get in touch as soon as possible.”
If you witnessed the incident you can direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 quoting reference 280 of 17/04 or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: Emergency services attended and both victims have been taken to hospital for their injuries which are not believed to be life threatening:
Merc Police Officers have arrested a female following stabbing in Old Swan: ‘At around 3.15pm, police received a report that a male and female had been stabbed in the chest and back on Southgate Road’
A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to a police station for questioning.
A knife has also been recovered by officers.
Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and police remain in the area to speak to witnesses and carry out forensic and CCTV enquiries.
Chief Inspector Stephen Hardy said: “While we have made one arrest, we are still in the very early stages of an investigation into the stabbing of two people on Southgate Road this afternoon: “ We understand this will be a shocking incident for the local community. Patrols will remain in the area this evening to gather information and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or has CCTV or dashcam footage, to please contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, with reference 21000236786 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: A 34-year-old man from Haydock was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and possession of offensive weapons: He has been taken to a police station for questioning:
Merc Officers have arrested a man and seized weapons following stop & search of vehicle in St Helens: ‘At around 8.50pm, on Monday night officers sighted a Vauxhall Astra being driven at excess speed on Hard Lane: The car stopped on Windleshore Road and the driver and vehicle were searched’
A number of items were seized, including knives which the driver could not account for. He was detained and the items were seized:
Inspector Rob Budden said: “This was a smart bit of police work which has removed a potentially dangerous driver from the roads. If you suspect that anyone is driving impaired by drink or drugs, please report them. The alternative could be catastrophic for other road users and pedestrians. Likewise, if you are in possession or storing any suspected weapons without good reason, we will deal with it accordingly.”
You can contact us via our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook. You can also contact 999 if a crime is in progress, or pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.