WITNESS APPEAL - ROBBERY, MOUNT PLEASANT, LIVERPOOL
Police Chief Constable Jon Murphy spent last Thursday, 29 April
2010, at the KIND SEED centre in Toxteth.
The KIND SEED (Social, Environment, Education and Development)
centre is an is eco-friendly, multipurpose educational and community
resource. Through partnerships with schools, educational authorities
and other agencies, the centre provides skill development
opportunities for children from a range of different backgrounds.
The Chief Constable was given a tour of the centre, which
incorporates an on-site garden where they grow various vegetables
which the children then cook in the on-site kitchen. All of these
activities go towards educating children about the environment and
The Chief then met with children from Pleasant Street School, who
have been spending time at the centre, for a question and answer
Acting Inspector Andy Doyle also accompanied the Chief Constable on
his visit. For the past four years Andy has competed in the 42.4
mile "Goofy Challenge" in Florida on behalf of KIND
and took his numerous medals to show the children. Andy is also
going to be running the New York marathon later this year in aid of
Chef Constable Jon
Murphy said:- "It is a pleasure to visit and spend some time
at this project and I have thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. KIND is
a fabulous charity that gives so much back to the communities of
Merseyside. By teaching environmental awareness and citizenship
skills to children at this young age, we are showing them how to
respect themselves, each other and our city."
KIND Chief Executive Stephen Yip said:- "It was a great
pleasure to welcome the Chief Constable to the Centre, who made a
big impression on both the kids and staff with his humour and
knowledge. On a personal note it was good to meet a fellow ex-Quarry
Bank pupil and we had a long discussion about our old school days! I
hope that he might pay us another visit in the near future."
COMMUNITY DISRUPTION DAY - NORRIS GREEN
Police in Liverpool North tackled community issues in Norris Green,
with a day of action on Wednesday, 28 April 2010.
Officers worked alongside partner agencies to tackle a variety of
issues from untaxed and uninsured cars, to anti-social behaviour and
fly-tipping. Officers and PSCOs also carried out door to door visits
to offer reassurance, support and crime prevention advice where
Amongst other activity:-
► Three people were arrested during the day, a 14 year old youth for
going equipped for theft and obstruct a PCSO. Two women aged 52 and
41 years old for none payment of fines warrant . All are from the
Norris Green area
► Five vehicles were removed for being untaxed, one for having no
► Three fly tipping sites were reported for a clean up
► Eight truants were dealt with
► Six licensed premises were visited
► Three fixed penalty notices were issued for failure to clean up
► Two fixed penalty notices were issued for dropping litter
Chief Inspector Mark Wiggins said:- "We have listened to the
concerns of the local residents and we are working to address them.
We hope that this day will show residents that if they give us
information, we will act on it. We understand that issues such as
anti-social behaviour and littering can have a profound effect on
people's day to day lives and we hope this today will go some way to
disrupting this type of behaviour in the area. We cannot tackle such
issues alone, and we are thankful to our partner agencies for their
Anyone with any information about crime in their neighbourhood,
should contact their local neighbourhood team or Crimestoppers
anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY - DOVECOT
Police are now appealing for witnesses following an attempted armed
robbery at a social club in Dovecot on Monday, 3 May 2010.
At about 12.30am four masked men entered the Dovecot Labour Club on
Kingsheath Avenue armed with knives. The men threatened the staff
and demanded cash. The staff fought off the offenders and they left
the club empty handed via the front door along Kingsheath Ave
towards Prescot Road. No one was injured during the incident
although a number of the staff at the club were left very shaken.
There were no members of the public in the club at the time of the
incident. The four offenders are only described as wearing
dark coloured clothing and gloves with their faces covered.
House to house enquiries are ongoing and patrols have been stepped
up in the area. Anyone with any information is asked to
contact officers at St Anne Street CID on:- 0151 777 4809 or
Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555111.