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19 August 2010
COMMUNITY EVENT - MODEL HOUSE
Police officers are continuing to take their unique interactive
model house out into local communities in an attempt to help people
avoid becoming the victim of burglary and theft.
The 8ft tall model, which offers a number of helpful hints and tips
on various aspects of home security, was on show at Mecca Bingo,
East Prescot Road, on Tuesday 17 August 2010.
Over 230 members of the public were able to speak with police
officers and were provided with key crime prevention advice and
leaflets. They were also given a number of useful crime prevention
devices such as UV pens and purse bells, whilst also being given the
opportunity to win £250 worth of home security vouchers.
Sarah Wright said:- “The aim of the event was to deliver crime
prevention and home security advice to bingo patrons. This was a
great opportunity to talk to members of the community who may not
ordinarily have any contact with the police.”
Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Powell echoed those sentiments,
saying:- “A large percentage of crime is committed by the
opportunist thief – when a window is left open or a door unlocked.
We hope that by holding these community events and carrying out
operations, people are reassured that we are focussed on tackling
the issue of burglary and that they are reminded to make their homes
as secure as possible.”
Local residents were impressed with the house, and welcome the
initiatives that are used by Merseyside Police to raise awareness
within the community. One resident said:- “I’m actually
looking to increase my home security, so information such as this is
really helpful. I always find it reassuring to see the police out
and about in the local community, such as here and places like the
supermarkets to give out information. I always try and drum what I
learn from them into my family as well!”
If you have any concerns or issues you would like to speak about,
then please call us on:- 0151 709 6010 and ask to speak to your
local neighborhood team. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers
anonymously on:- 0800 555 111. For further crime prevention
information or details on how to contact your local neighborhood
policing team please visit:-
CRACK HOUSE CLOSURE
Neighbourhood Team from Walton Lane Police Station have listened and
reacted to the concerns from the local community.
The concerns that were raised were complaints of Drug Dealing and
Anti-Social Behaviour being committed at St Domingo Grove. During
the investigation by the local police and the partner agencies one
particular address, 92 St Domingo Grove, Liverpool was identified as
being at the centre of these complaints.
Officers also at the same time were receiving numerous complaints of
Anti-Social Behaviour and Violence connected to 9 Mark Street,
Dedicated Officers gathered evidence from a variety of sources using
a range of tactics available to the police and partner agencies to
tackle Anti-Social Behaviour and Drug dealing.
Complaints were also received from the community regarding their
suspicion of drug activity from one of the properties. The police
reacted to this and conducted search warrants at the address of 92
St Domingo Grove.
At the conclusion of the activity and investigation the police and
the partners applied for an Anti–Social Behaviour Closure Order.
This order gives the police certain powers under the Anti-Social
behavior Act 2003 to combat persistent behavior of that nature. Once
the Order has been agreed a notice is served on the occupier. This
only allows the access to the premises by the owner or named tenant
up until a court date. Anyone found entering the premises before the
court hearing would be arrested by the police for breaching the
On Tuesday, 21 July 2010, the Neighbourhood Team entered both
addresses and served this notice upon the occupiers.
On the 23 July 2010, the residents of 92 St Domingo Grove attended
the Community Justice Centre, a full Closure Notice was granted.
On the 29 July 2010, the residents of 9 Mark Street attended the
Community Justice Centre, just before evidence was to be heard the
occupiers decided to leave the property and sign documents
relinquishing the property back to the Housing Association.
Neighbourhood Inspector Darren Wilson said:- “These Closures
were only possible because the community had confidence in the
police and our partners to take action. This demonstrates to the
community that we do listen and will use all the powers available to
us to make our communities safer.”
If you have any issues with Anti- Social Behavior in your area
contact your Neighbourhood Dedicated Officers on:- 0151 709 6010,
Crime stoppers on:- 0800 111 555 or your Registered Social Landlord.
MFH - KEVIN SANKEY
Police are becoming increasingly concerned about 41 year old Kevin
Sankey (also known as Kevin Monks) who has been missing from his
home in Belle Vale since 12 August 2010. Kevin was last seen on
Thursday, 12 August 2010, in Speke and has not been in contact since
then. Kevin is described as being white, 6 ft 2 ins tall of medium
build with brown eyes. He has shaven greying hair with stubble and
has two tattoos on his arms, one LFC crest and the other of a naked
woman holding a sword. He sometimes wears glasses. Mr Sankey also
has access to a vehicle, a '56' plate silver Vauxhall Vectra Elite,
that he may be using. He was last seen wearing a yellow t-shirt and
beige shorts. He is known to frequent Otterspool promenade, Sefton
park, Hale and other beauty spots. He is also known to frequent
betting shops. Officers are appealing for Kevin or anyone who may
have seen him or his vehicle since Thursday, 12 August 2010, or who
knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact:- 0151 777 5375 or the
Missing Persons helpline in confidence on:- 0500 700 700.
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