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Crime and Communities Team share vehicle safety advice with residents

by Alison Cornmell

This week the Crime and Communities Team and key partners including Merseyside Police visited Guillemot Way and the surrounding areas in Halewood, in relation to recent incidents of theft of and theft from motor vehicles.

During the walkabout letters were issued to residents offering information on how to keep their vehicles safe. Advice includes ensuring your vehicle is locked and all valuable items are removed. Residents are encouraged to visit the Merseyside Police website where further crime prevention advice can be found

The Crime and Communities Team also used their walkabout to encourage residents to continue to share any information or concerns they may have around crime or anti-social behaviour in the area. It can be reported to Merseyside Police via 101 or online here. Alternatively, residents can contact Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team to discuss anything in confidence by emailing Safer.Knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “We can all take simple steps to ensure our vehicles are safe, so I encourage residents to follow Merseyside Police’s advice. Thank you to our Crime and Communities Team and Knowsley’s Local Policing Team for sharing crucial crime prevention advice with our residents and helping to build better and safer communities.”

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the weekly walkabouts would be attended by multiple partners and ward councillors. However, they have had to adapt based on coronavirus restrictions, but the team continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, while adhering to social distancing.

This week’s successes for Knowsley’s Local Policing Team

A number of stop and search operations this week have resulted in some fantastic results for the local policing including the seizure of a weapon, the arrest of two males found in possession of cannabis with intent to supply, the seizure of £29000 in cash and the arrest of two males for the possession of Class A and B drugs as well as a taser.

The team also continue to conduct patrols, tackling home and vehicle burglaries. For property crime prevention advice please follow this link to more information. You can also find advice on how to keep your sheds and garages safe here.

Further success also include:

  • Cash and CS Spray seized at an address in Kirkby following a search warrant.
  • A further search warrant on Knowsley Road saw the seizure of cannabis and a taser resulting in the arrest of a female.
  • The team also continue to appeal for information following the Adam Ellison murder three years ago. Find out how you can report any information you may have in our article here.