Abbeyville - a day of action against serious and organised crime
MERSEYSIDE Police have arrested 4
people as part of an operation against those believed to be involved in serious
and organised crime in Sefton in the past 24 hours.
The operation has been organised in response to information received from the
community regarding criminality in the area.
Operation Abbeyville has seen officers execute 5 warrants in the Netherton and
Litherland area in the last 24 hours, arresting four people on drugs and other
► A 17 year old male from Netherton has been arrested on suspicion of possession
with intent to supply Class B drugs. He has been bailed pending further
► A 33 year old man from Litherland has been arrested on suspicion of possession
of a controlled drug of Class B.
► A 44 year old woman and a 45 year old woman from Litherland have been arrested
on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, money
laundering and possession of a controlled drug of Class A.
► An 18 year old man from Bootle was given a warning for possession of a Class B
Searches were carried out at the properties and officers have already recovered
quantities of what are believed to be Class A and Class B drugs, as well as a
quantity of cash.
While travelling from one of the warrants, at 3.20pm, on Thursday, 10 September
2015, officers arrested 4 men who had been subject to a stop check on Northway,
Maghull and seized a quantity of cash and Class B drugs.
A 23 year old man from Bootle, a 23 year old woman from Melling Mount, a 21 year
old man from Walton and a 23 year old man from Litherland were arrested on
suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug. The 23 year old
from Litherland was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to
supply Class A and B drugs. All were taken to police Stations in Merseyside to
Working alongside partners including Sefton Council, the force has co-ordinated
a range of supplementary action and initiatives aimed at improving the local
area and engaging with the community, while targeting those believed to be
involved in drugs and gang crime.
Some of the operational activity taking place will include:-
► Police Community Support Officers visiting
businesses and properties throughout the area to inform people of the action
► High visibility patrols by officers from mounted, dogs and Police Community
Support Officers (PCSOs) to reassure members of the local community
Superintendent Claire Richards, said:- "The activity shows the community
what can be achieved when we work together. This is about disrupting criminal
activity and showing the many decent people, who live in areas where gun and
gang crime has been an issue, that we are there for them. Information from our
communities is vital in helping us to build up evidence and take robust action
against those who are causing misery on our streets through fear and
intimidation and the use of firearms. It is vital that the local community
provides us with information about those involved in serious and organised crime
and the dealing of drugs. We are determined to send out a message to those
involved in drugs crime that we will work hard to build up an evidential picture
and we will arrest you and put you before the courts. It may take time to build
up that evidence, but we will not rest until those involved in drug dealing are
brought to justice. We are totally committed to tackling serious and organised
crime and will relentlessly pursue those we suspect are involved in it. We will
continue to work with other agencies to make life as difficult as possible for
those involved in this type of criminality. Clearly the dealing of drugs is of
great concern to the community, as it is to us. There will be an increased
uniform presence in the area and I would encourage anyone with concerns to talk
to those officers, or their dedicated neighbourhood team. We remain committed to
disrupting all illegal activity and organised criminality, but cannot do this
without the help of the local community. Information from the public is vital
for us in the fight against organised criminality and drugs crime and I would
appeal to anyone who has information to talk to us. If you do not wish to talk
to us directly you can always call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
We can't do this without the community and we need you to continue to give us
information. We do not care how the information is provided only that it is