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Council CCTV identifies Huyton vandal

Council CCTV identifies Huyton vandal

by Alison Cornmell

Thanks to Knowsley’s Council’s extensive CCTV network a young person responsible for criminal damage at McDonalds, Huyton Hey Road has been identified.

Following reports from McDonalds staff, Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team worked with the council’s CCTV team to retrieve footage of the offence.

Thanks to the strong partnership between Knowsley Council, Merseyside Police and local schools, the footage was circulated, and the young person identified.

Upon identification the young person’s family were issued with a fine to repair the damage.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:

“I hope this recent example of action taken demonstrates we are using all of our resources to tackle the issues that matter to our communities.

“We have made significant investment in our CCTV which has allowed us to clearly identify someone causing anti-social behaviour in our village centre. Importantly we also have the partnerships and relationships needed to use this information and find those responsible.

“The parents of this offender are incredibly disappointed by their child’s actions and are out of pocket by having to pay for damages. We remind parents to be mindful of where their children are and that along with our partners, we are tackling antisocial behaviour head on.”

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However, if there is anything you would like to discuss in confidence with our Crime and Communities Team please email Safer.Knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk