Five arrested in Wirral 'cash-for-crash' probe

Five people have been arrested in Wirral as part of an investigation into staged car crashes and fraudulent insurance claims.

The five - two men aged 28 and 41 and three women aged 38, 39 and 59 - were detained following raids in Birkenhead, Prenton and Wallasey.

Merseyside Police said they were being questioned on suspicion of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

The arrests relate to an alleged collision in Wallasey last year.

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