Police, Fire & Court

Police appeal following serious collision in Bebington

By Mary Wells

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Bebington yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Townfield Lane, at about 2.50pm to reports of a collision between a scrambler bike and two pedestrians.

An 87-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s, who was with her daughter, was found on the ground trapped under her wheelchair, an ambulance was called and the woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Prior to the collision it is believed the scrambler bike was on Town Lane before entering Townfield Lane travelling in the direction of Oaklands Drive.

The rider and pillion passenger left a black scrambler bike at the scene. One male is described as around 14-years-old wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and top.

Officers are making enquiries to locate the rider and pillion passenger.

Inspector Mark Keenan said: “If you saw the vehicle in the area shortly before this incident, or witnessed the incident itself then please come forward. This was a particularly callous incident considering a frail 87-year-old woman was injured. We would also appeal to anyone who may have dashcam footage or CCTV footage of any part of this incident, before, during and after to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact MerPolCC or 101 quoting log number 650 of 20/10/2018.

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.