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Crime & Communities supporting residents and businesses

by Nicola Appleton

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting social distancing guidelines has meant that Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team ‘Walkabout Wednesday’ haven’t been operating as usual.

Ordinarily the team, ward councillors and partners would visit specific areas and streets to knock on doors and speak with residents, face-to-face. However, the team are still tackling the issues that matter to residents and continue to visit areas in smaller numbers, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Every Wednesday we are sharing updates on what the team have been doing, and you can see last week’s here.

Wednesday 12 August  

This week the Crime and Communities Team visited the Liverpool Road area of Page Moss where Merseyside Police and the Crime and Communities Team have received reports of anti-social behaviour. The team issued letters to residents and local businesses to reassure them that they are aware of the issues and are tackling them in collaboration with partners. The team also issued information of the various ways residents and businesses can continue to report anti-social behaviour.

The team are also working closely with Merseyside Police on the recent burglary of a large number of bikes in Court Hey Park. Police continue to appeal for information and you can read more about the incident here.

Thank you Knowsley’s Local Policing Team

There have been a number of positive results for the policing team who this week have seized drugs, weapons and illegal/anti-social vehicles off our streets. Special mention also goes to the young people who volunteer with the Merseyside Police Cadets and supported the positive work carried out.

Highlights include; a stop and search in Kirkby resulting in the recovery of knife, cash and class A drugs leading to the arrest of 2 males, the seizure of a nuisance motorbike in the Flukers Brook Lane area, warrants executed in Kirkby and Whiston resulting in the seizure of class A and B drugs.

Other notable results include; an open land search in Stockbridge Village where local officers and volunteers from the Merseyside Police Cadet scheme seized a number of knives, weapons and drugs, and the stop and search of a vehicle on Huyton Lane which was discovered to be carrying large quantities of cocaine and several thousand pounds and led to further drugs and cash being seized from the offender’s property.

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

“It’s fantastic to see the support our Crime and Communities Team are giving to not only our residents across Knowsley but also Merseyside Police as they investigate the awful bike burglary. I’d also like to give special thanks to the Merseyside Police Cadets – these young people are a credit and I thank them for volunteering their time to helping us build better and safer communities.”

Talk to us…

Although the Crime and Communities Team may not be available to speak with you on your door step they encourage you to continue sharing information with them.

If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour or are a victim of a crime you are encouraged to report this 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