500 cannabis plants
confiscated in Aintree
ON Wednesday, 8 March 2017, Officers
from Merseyside Police executed a drugs warrant at an the industrial unit on
Wareing Road, Aintree and recovered a total of 500 plants. The plants found that
the address are said to have an estimated street value of around ₤2,000,000 and
are now being forensically examined. The force's cannabis dismantling team (CDT)
also removed 10 large tents within the unit, which housed the plats, alongside
Chief Inspector Matt Boyle:- "This was significant recovery and these
plants would have been sold on our streets, to line the pockets of criminals
involved in serious and organised crime and to cause misery and harm in our
communities. These have now been taken out of circulation we are now working to
trace those responsible and bring them to justice. We cannot keep removing these
plants without the help of the public; I would urge communities to continue to
give us information about any drugs activity; who is operating these farms and
where they are and we will take action as we have done today. If you have any
information about cannabis farms in your area, please tell us so we can rid our
communities of this blight. Anyone with any information can call:- 101, or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111."
Commonwealth Day marked with
LIVERPOOL is marking Commonwealth Day,
on Monday, 13 March 2017, with a special service at the Town Hall.
Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in
March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and
organisations to promote the Commonwealth's shared values of peace, democracy
and equality, and to celebrate the association's rich diversity.
The Lord Mayor will join members of Liverpool Commonwealth Association; formed
in 2015 to encourage trade, educational and cultural links with the City; to
raise the Commonwealth Flag on the roof of the Town Hall.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Roz Gladden, said:- "As the place which was once
the 2nd City of the British Empire, Liverpool has a proud history at the heart
of the Commonwealth. It helped shape the place we are today, a City Region where
60 languages are spoken by residents, whose ethnic heritage comes from 100
countries! It is important we must not forget the vital role our diverse
communities play and have played in the City, not least the sacrifices made
during two world wars and conflict since. Commonwealth Day gives us an
opportunity to do that."
Chair of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association and Assistant Mayor, Councillor
Gary Millar said:- "On Monday, 13 March 12017, we salute our Commonwealth
friends and family and remind the world that Liverpool is back! It's back as a
global trading, cultural and academic partner. We are not just an association;
we are a group of passionate individuals from the heritage of 53 nations, using
our influence and our links to ensure this region is seen as the place to do
business, to learn from, to visit and to play. Today's ceremony is part of a
global initiative to fly the flag to herald this amazing and influential family
of nations. I would love this amazing family to host not just the Commonwealth
Games but also hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in this region
in 2018; that would be two gold medals worth flying the flag for!"
The Commonwealth is made up of 53 countries with 2.2 billion people, 60% under
the age of 30, and spans nations in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the
15 warrants served, 9
arrested and bikes seized
MERSEYSIDE Police have arrested 9 males
and seized 5 motorbikes and 4 quads after 15 warrants were executed across
Merseyside, on Thursday, 9 March 2017, as a response to an illegal gathering of
motorbikes in Merseyside, in 2016.
Warrants were carried out at premises in
Knowsley and Liverpool resulting in the recovery of the bikes, a small amount of
drugs and mobile phones.
The arrests are for the offence of causing a public nuisance and follow an
investigation into incidents on 7 November 2016, when numerous calls were made
to emergency services reporting multiple motorbikes, including off road
vehicles, driving dangerously across Merseyside.
Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Rhodes, who
is leading the investigation, said:- "This arrest day is another
successful step forward in our investigation. I would like to thank the members
of our communities who have provided information so far, as this is vital in
taking such positive action and ultimately bringing offenders to justice.
Individuals and groups of riders who take to the roads in a criminal, reckless
and anti social manner show a complete disregard for public safety and will
never be tolerated by Merseyside Police and our partners. We know how strongly
that members of our communities feel about these incidents and will continue to
take positive action to seize those bikes we believe are being used illegally on
our roads, and deal with associated criminality. Action is constantly being
taken behind the scenes in relation to incidents such as this, and we appreciate
people's patience as we thoroughly investigate each 1. Incidents on our roads
continue to show the very real dangers to pedestrians, Officers, riders and
other road users. We are determined to make our roads safer through all our
available powers, and the continued response we have seen today is once again
thanks to information provided by our community. I would urge anyone with
information which enables us take these bikes out of circulation and make our
streets safer to keep coming forward."
Anyone with information on who is using these
bikes and where they are being stored is urged to call:- 101 or Crimestoppers
anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.