Merseyside Police teams up with local communities to make a difference
Police is teaming up with residents and partners to take positive action and
make a real difference in our local communities. As part of the ongoing
disruption activity, following a number of firearms discharges, Officers have
been out and about speaking to the public about their concerns and giving a
reassuring high visibility presence. Police Community Support Officers
have been in the Sparrow Hall Road and Landford Avenue area of Fazakerley after
residents raised worries about off road bikes. With the help of colleagues from
Cobalt Housing and the community payback team the area around Landford Avenue
shops was cleaned and removal notices served on abandoned vehicles.
An open land search
was carried out off Higher Lane, a surgery was held with local Councillors and
residents have been provided with skips by Cobalt Housing to assist with a
community tidy up.
carried out a search of a property in Fazakerley and recovered a suspected
stolen scrambler bike and a large amount of what is believed to be Class A
drugs. A woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and
In a separate stop
check operation on Upper Parliament Street a 24 year old man from the Childwall
area was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs
and drug driving and money laundering.
In addition 3 people
were arrested on Rawson Road, Seaforth; a 43 year old man wanted on a warrant, a
26 year old man and a 20 year old man for possession of a controlled drug; a 38
year old was arrested for drug driving and possession of a controlled drug on
Knowsley Road, Bootle, a 37 year old man was arrested for being wanted on
warrant on Oriel Road, Bootle, and a 22 year old man was arrested on suspicion
of possession of a controlled drug on Wadham Road, Bootle.
Chief Inspector Gary
O'Rourke said:- "Our communities are at the heart of everything we do as a
Police force and their support, together with that of our community partners, is
vital in assisting us in our efforts to make all our communities safe and
pleasant places to live and work. We are taking positive action and I would
encourage all our communities to engage with our Officers and help us by
providing us with information about criminals in their community. Our work is
ongoing, and we have had some great successes so far, but we can't do it alone.
We need everyone to come together."
If you have any
information about those involved in gun crime on Merseyside, or think you know
where these groups are storing guns, please contact the Merseyside Police gun
crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600. Information about drugs and criminal activity
can also be given to the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
Information can also be left on the