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ARRESTED: Police dog apprehends man in Wirral after taxi driver threatened with a knife


Image credit: Merseyside Police

A man was arrested, following an incident in Wirral whereby a taxi driver was threatened with a knife.


At around 7.30pm 11 December it was reported that a man had threatened a taxi driver with a knife at the junction of Dock Road and Tower Road, Birkenhead and then walked off.

Officers attended and conducted a search of the area where Police Dog Yoko apprehended a man on Oakdale Road in Seacombe.


A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, criminal damage and possession of a knife blade in public place.


CCTV and witness enquiries are being carried out, and police are appealing for anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Working with the CPS, Merseyside Police has secured 50 SVROs against high-risk knife crime offenders. As one of four pilot forces to trial this new court order, they are taking a proactive approach to reduce knife crime and keep communities safe.


The force’s recent investment of 140 handheld metal detecting wands will be used to support stop and search powers and take weapons off the streets of Merseyside.

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