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CCTV team support police arrest

by Nicola Appleton

Thanks to Knowsley Council’s CCTV control room, Merseyside Police arrested a 29 year old man early this morning (Tuesday 11 August) for the theft of 2 bikes in Huyton.

Following the activation of intruder alarms at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Huyton in the early hours of the morning the CCTV control room used the cameras on site to survey the area and located a male on site. CCTV operatives were able to immediately notify Merseyside Police, who deployed officers to the scene where a male was arrested.

Merseyside Police’s Community Policing Inspector Peter Rexwinkel said:

“This is a great demonstration of partnership work between Merseyside Police and Knowsley Council and is a further example of how our collaborative approach is making a tangible difference for our communities. We can’t work in isolation and thanks to the partnership we have with Knowsley Council we are further able to tackle crime head on.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said:

“We have made huge investments in our CCTV across Knowsley and this is another example of where our investment is paying off. Thanks to more than 850 cameras across the borough, which are monitored 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, we are able to assist Merseyside Police tackle crime and this is another fantastic example of our partnership in action.”

If you are a victim of a crime you are encouraged to report this to Merseyside Police via 101 or online here.