Man charged with impersonating a police officer following incident in Southport

We have charged a 37-year-old man with multiple offences, following an incident on Saturday 20 March where a man wearing a police uniform was seen to be acting suspiciously in the Southport area. We received reports of the man’s behaviour in Costcutters on Cemetery Road, Southport, and outside Tesco on Liverpool Road.  Officers attended the scene and […]

Meet the team who hit criminals where it hurts – in the pocket

Merseyside Police’s Economic Crime Team is a financial force to be reckoned with. You’ve probably never heard of them but they are the team behind some of the most significant hauls of cash seized from criminals on Merseyside. The team, made up of police officers, staff and volunteers, are responsible for investigating frauds and money […]

Man arrested following incident in Newton-le-Willows

We have arrested a man following an incident in Newton-le-Willows in the early hours of this morning (Monday 22 March).  At around 3am, we received reports that two men were involved in an altercation on Water Street, Newton-le-Willows.  Emergency services attended and a 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.  A 27-year-old man was arrested […]

Missing: Abdul Ghaffet from Wirral

Please share and help us find missing Wirral man Abdul Ghaffet. 41-year-old Abdul was last seen at home in Pleasington Drive, Prenton last Monday, 15 March and we are increasingly concerned about his whereabouts. Abdul is Middle Eastern, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, with short black straight hair and stubble. His spoken language is […]

Male, 14, charged following incident on Concourse Way, St Helens

A male has been charged following an incident in St Helens on Thursday, 18 March. Police received reports than a 28-year-old man was assaulted on Concourse Way on Thursday afternoon.  A 14-year-old male has now been charged with Section 18 Wounding. He appeared in Merseyside Youth Remand Court on Saturday 20 March and was released […]

Two arrested after stop check in Huyton

We arrested a man and woman after a car was stop checked in Huyton Saturday (21 March). Knowsley Targeted Officers on Tarbock Road stopped a Renault Clio with a woman driving and a man in the front passenger seat. An officer noticed a smell of cannabis and following a search of the vehicle, located around […]

Appeal for information following reports of suspicious behaviour in Seaforth Parks

We are appealing for information following reports of a man acting suspiciously in local parks in South Sefton. It was reported that on Tuesday 16 March a man was seen acting suspiciously, close to a group of children, in Bowersdale Park, Seaforth.  Reports have also been made of suspicious behaviour from a man of the […]

Open letter from Chief Constable to Councillor Emily Spurrell

Dear Emily, I wanted to update you all after receiving your letter of 16 March calling for the force to treat misogyny as a hate crime. As you will be aware the force was awaiting the release later this year of recommendations from the Law Commission in relation to this, but the Government has now […]

Statement on ordnance in Formby

Officers attended Formby beach on Saturday 20 March following the discovery of a suspected unexploded ordnance device.  At around 1.50pm, a member of the public called emergency services to report an ordnance on Lifeboat Road. The device – identified as a marine location marker – was safely detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team.   We would […]