Officers from Liverpool and Sefton have today, Friday 28th August, been carrying out a joint operation aimed at disrupting criminal activity and preventing antisocial behaviour and drug dealing.
High visibility patrols, stop searches, open land searches have been carried out in the streets around Stanley Road and the Kirkdale/Bootle areas. A mobile police station has also been in the area.
So far there has been:
One male arrested for drug driving
One male arrested for breach of a court order
One male arrested for outstanding warrant
One vehicle seized no insurance
19 stop searches
10 vehicles stopped for checks
28 vehicles stopped for speeding
1 knife seized/found
1 stolen bicycle recovered
200 reassurance letters posted
14 alleyways swept
Two cans full of petrol recovered from abandoned house garden
Sefton Community policing Superintendent Graeme Robson said: “We always listen to the concerns of our communities and will act upon them.
“Today’s activity was a joint deployment between officers from the Sefton and Liverpool areas and was aimed around the Kirkdale and Bootle areas.
“The aim was not to stop people going about their lawful business but give a visible presence on the streets of our communities and at the same time disrupt criminal activity.
“We hope that the public who see our officers out and about will feel reassured and will engage with them.
“I would also encourage people to keep coming forward with information. If you know who is dealing drugs or carrying weapons in your area then please tell us so that we can take action.”
Anyone with information can DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.