Officers have authorised a Section 60 Order in Toxteth this evening following a firearms discharge yesterday afternoon (6th August).
The order will be in place from 4pm today (Friday, 7th August) until tomorrow (Saturday, 8th August) and gives officers enhanced stop and search powers in a specified geographic location for a set period of time (pictured on map).
On this occasion, officers are authorised to search any males aged between 14-45.
The area covered is bounded by Upper Parliament St, Smithdown Road, Ullet Road, Park Road and back to Upper Parliament Street.
The Section 60 is authorised to allow officers to exercise the power through the night and to effectively keep the public safe and prevent any further incidents in the locality.
Anyone with information on criminal activity in the area is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.