Merseyside Police have more
success disrupting crime
MERSEYSIDE Police have recovered a
stolen motorbike from flats in the Walton area of Liverpool as part of the
force's ongoing initiative to disrupt criminal activity. The high powered
motorbike, a 1000cc Triumph Speed Triple vrm, was stolen from a Liverpool Hotel,
in May 2017. It was seized as part of Merseyside Police's ongoing activity to
disrupt gun, drugs, road traffic and warrant offences.
Merseyside Police is teaming up with residents and partners to take positive
action and make a real difference in local communities. As part of the ongoing
disruption activity, following a number of firearms discharges, Officers have
been out and about in various parts of Liverpool speaking to the public about
their concerns and giving a reassuring high visibility presence.
Chief Inspector Gary O'Rourke said:- "There's strong evidence that
motorbikes like this are stolen to use in more serious criminal activity. By
recovering this motorbike, we have disrupted their plans and prevented a serious
crime from being committed. For us, keeping our communities safe is vital. We
rely on your support to assist us in making sure our communities are pleasant
places to live and work. We will continue to take positive action to disrupt
criminal activity. I would strongly urge all our communities to talk to our
officers and help us by providing us with information about criminals in their
community. We've had some great successes so far, but we can't do it on our own.
In my experience, the overwhelming majority of people want to see criminals
removed from our communities and, if we work together, I believe we can continue
to disrupt and tackle crime."
In the latest operations to disrupt offenders, on Thursday, 29 June 2017,
officers from the Matrix Unit stopped a vehicle on Maud Street, Toxteth and
attended a disturbance on Warwick Street. A number of men were arrested and
significant intelligence on criminal activity was gathered and is now being
Earlier this week, a number of intelligence based arrests were made in the
Sefton area. 5 people were arrested in connection with a range of offences
including possession of cannabis and driving while under the influence of drugs.
Chief Inspector O'Rourke added:- "We are aware that some people are
finding our tactics frustrating but we make no apology for doing everything we
can to prevent gun and other crime. There are unfortunately some offenders in
the community who have no regard for the law and other people's safety and we'll
continue to target them and disrupt their criminal activity."