MULTI-AGENCY RESPECT WEEK IN ANFIELD
Multi-Agency resect Week will ran over the 2 March 2009 to 6
March 2009, within the Anfield Breckfield Ward. The multi-agency
operation called 'Respect' included activity from the
TV Licensing, HM Court Warrant Service, Scottish Power Revenue
Protection Unit, Making WAVES Project, and City Watch Patrol and
Response officers along with Merseyside Police. The operation was
carried out as part of an on-going tactic to respond to complaints
received from the community on crime issues that affect their
quality of life.
The operation focused on drug dealing and drug use, seizing
unlawful, untaxed vehicles, targeting individuals who had failed to
pay outstanding fines, visiting addresses to ensure no unlawful use
of televisions and a roads policing operation targeting the
anti-social/criminal use of motor vehicles.
During the operation:-
7 people were arrested for various offences including money
laundering and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply
2 vehicles were seized
11 prosecutions for TV Licensing
£997 was recovered in unpaid fines
Numerous addresses were visited and vehicles stopped for committing
road traffic offences
5 Endorsable and Non-endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices were given to
drivers for either speeding or using a mobile phone whilst driving
4 drivers summonsed for road traffic offences.
Over £1000 in cash was seized
5 drug warrants were carried out at different addresses, during
which officers uncovered quantities of Class A (half a kg Cocaine)
and Class B drugs, a knuckleduster, a friction baton and spent
People who have been a victim of crime were also visited by police
to either update them on their case or to offer reassurance and
crime prevention advice, providing Total Care for Victims.
Merseyside Police Inspector Debra Rayment told us that:- "We
have recieved very positive feedback about this operation from
residents in the area. Showing the public we listen to their
concerns and respond to them is vital to increase their feelings of
safety and to ensure we continue to receive intelligence. People's
quality of life can be affected by many things including drug use
and dealing, anti-social behaviour and speeding vehicles. By joining
forces with other agencies we are able to tackle problems of a much
wider scale and ensure the results are lasting. This is part of our
Total War on Crime, a constant cycle of policing operations to
ensure the public across Merseyside feel and remain safe."
Anyone wishing to provide information regarding crime or drugs
activity can contact Merseyside Police by calling 0151 709 6010.
Alternatively, if you
wish to give information anonymously, you can telephone
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is a charity
independent of the police and you won't be asked your name.
Steven Gerrard at North Sefton Magistrates Court Update
gets ready for a barrage of international, national and local media
attention over the upcoming appearance of Mr Steven Gerrard at North
Sefton Magistrates Court on on Friday, 20 March 2009, Merseyside
Police have informed us that in regards to the alleged assault in
the Lounge Bar, Bold Street, Southport, on Monday, 29 December 2008,
a number of media outlets have reported that the victim of the
assault was a DJ in the bar. Merseyside Police has now confirmed
that:- "for reporting purposes this is incorrect and has
caused significant issues for the actual DJ in the club and the
premises. The victim was, in fact, a customer in the club that night
and is not connected to the club at all."
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Graffiti artwork created by Liverpool's homeless
of a giant mural of the Liverpool skyline flanked by a Hawaiian
sunset is the centrepiece of a new exhibition created by homeless
people. The giant four metre artwork, which has been painted
on to the wall at a women’s hostel, was created for the Free Hand
graffiti art project. It was commissioned in conjunction with the
Whitechapel Centre, a dedicated service for the city’s homeless and
those at risk of being without a home.
Around 50 people took part in the two month project, which was
designed to allow participants to express themselves creatively.
A selection of 30 poster-sized pieces from the project is still on
display at Kensington Library A PHOTOGRAPH of a giant mural of the
Liverpool skyline flanked by a Hawaiian sunset is the centrepiece of
a new exhibition created by homeless people.
The giant four metre artwork, which has been painted on to the wall
at a women’s hostel, was created for the Free Hand graffiti art
It was commissioned in conjunction with the Whitechapel Centre, a
dedicated service for the city’s homeless and those at risk of being
without a home.
Councillor Marilyn Fielding, Executive Member for Safer, Stronger
Communities said:- “I am really pleased that the work that the
homeless community have put together is going on display. I would
urge people to go along and have a look at the thought-provoking
artwork, which gives a remarkable insight into the lives of people
who for whatever reason find themselves without a home.”
The people who have created the artwork worked with a professional
art tutor from Zap Graffiti Arts, and some have expressed an
interest in continuing with it.
David Carter, Chief Executive of the Whitechapel Centre, said:-
“We are really pleased with the success of the graffiti art project,
which has given people who are homeless an opportunity to
demonstrate their talents in a fun and supportive environment. As
well as supporting individuals who are in crisis, the Whitechapel
Centre aims to help people experiencing homelessness re-build
confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Our programme of
meaningful activities is an integral part of the many services we