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Crime and Communities Team visit Boode Croft

by Alison Cornmell

Following recent incidents of anti-social and criminal behaviour Knowsley’s Crime & Communities Team and key partners conducted their Walkabout Wednesday on Boode Croft, Stockbridge Village.

During the walkabout letters were issued to residents reassuring them that their concerns continue to be addressed. Letters also contained further information about an online survey giving residents the chance to anonymously share any concerns and information they may have in order for Police and partners to tackle them.

Officers from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service also attended the walkabout to offer fire safety advice to residents due to a recent incident.

If any residents in the Stockbridge Village and Boode Croft area would like to take part in the survey they can follow the link here. Otherwise if you live elsewhere in Knowsley and have any information or concerns about where you live please report it to Merseyside Police via 101 or online here. 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

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the team’s weekly walkabouts have continued. Ordinarily the team, ward councillors and partners would join and speak with residents, face-to-face. However, the team continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “It’s fantastic to see our Crime and Communities Team working with partners including Merseyside Police, and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service to tackle resident issues and create safer communities. I would urge residents to share any information or concerns you have with our team – there are multiple ways to do this, but whatever way you do it will be treated seriously.”

This week’s successes for Knowsley’s Local Policing Team
As Knowsley and the wider Liverpool city region continue to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic, our local policing team continue to patrol the borough to ensure businesses and residents are adhering to mandatory and advised guidelines.

The team have also had a number of successes over the last week, largely around the recovery and seizure of drugs ensuring it is no longer on our streets. Highlights of this work include the recovery of £30,000 worth of cannabis following a warrant in Kirkby resulting in the arrest of 2 people, the arrest of a male in Huyton for cannabis production, possession with the intention to supply and possession of an offensive weapon, and the recovery of cannabis on Westfield Walk, Kirkby.

Stolen vehicles have also been recovered this week including a van and motorbikes – with one motorbike located at Stadt Moers Park following routine patrols in the area following community feedback that this was a priority area for officers. A Traffic Offence Report (TOR) has also been issued this week to a vehicle on Shevington’s Lane, Kirkby due to being overweight and breaking road traffic laws.