CHILD PORN CHARGES: A Wirral man appeared before magistrates in connection with possession of thousands of indecent images of children.

Andrew Davies, 40, staying at a flat in Seabank Road, Wallasey, was remanded on conditional bail until May 4 for committal proceedings. Summary trial was denied.

Davies is charged with 16 allegations of making indecent photographs of a child between 2004 and 2010 and one matter of making 181,391 indecent images all at an address in Upton.

Bail conditions include reporting twice weekly to the police and not approaching anywhere children congregate including schools and nurseries.


ABUSIVE TO POLICE: Police arrested a 31-year-old man who was drunk and abusive when they spoke to him in the early hours.

Aaron Miller, of Sunfield Road, Moreton, admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before magistrates.

Defence advocate Paul Davidson said Miller was extremely drunk and knew he should not have behaved in such a way. He spent six hours in custody after being detained.

Magistrates heard Miller was already owing more than £800 to the court. They added a fine of £40 plus £65 costs and advised Miller to sort out his obvious drink problem.


EDGY AND NERVOUS: Two bags of cannabis were recovered from a young man searched by police after he looked "edgy and nervous."

David Wilson, 20, of Harcourt Street, Birkenhead, admitted unlawful possession of the controlled drug when he faced magistrates.

He was said to have previous drugs convictions and was fined £100 plus £100 costs.


THREE TIMES LIMIT: A woman motorist caught at the wheel when over three times the legal alcohol limit appeared before magistrates.

Nichola Jayne Brown, 43, of Durley Drive, Birkenhead, pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Woodchurch.

She was detained in mid-February and breath test gave a reading of 112 microgrammes of alcohol. The permitted level is 35.

Magistrates called for a pre-sentence report and she was bailed for three weeks. An interim driving ban was imposed.


CANNABIS FIND: A motorist stopped by police in a routine check appeared before magistrates for possession of cannabis.

Prosecutor Helen Graves said officers noticed a smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle. A small quantity was found in the centre console and more was discovered at his home.

Liam John Brown, 25, of Seabank Road, Wallasey, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of the Class B drug.

Magistrates heard Brown was in breach of a suspended sentence imposed at the Crown Court for drugs matters.

They said the higher court would be notified of the latest matter for which they imposed a 40 hours unpaid work order. Brown must pay £85 court costs.


POLICE CAR CHASE: A motorist involved in a police chase was denied summary trial by magistrates.

Stuart Browne, 28, of Woodchurch Lane, Birkenhead, faced charges of dangerous driving, driving when over the legal alcohol limit, not having insurance and not having a driving licence.

He was bailed for eight weeks for committal proceedings.