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Knowsley Council & Merseyside Police host crime prevention drop in surgery

by Alison Cornmell

This Thursday 10 December from 11am – 1pm, team members from Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team and Knowsley’s local policing team are offering crime prevention advice to shoppers at Aldi, Halewood.

While adhering to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, officers will host a stall and advise shoppers and residents on simple steps to take to protect themselves, their homes and their property during the festive season. The supermarket-based action forms part of Operation Shepherd, a Merseyside Police campaign to tackle crime during the festive season. Read more about Op Shepherd here.

As well as providing handy leaflets to take away, crime prevention items, funded by Knowsley Council, will be available to those who need them. Items include:

  • Home Watch signs, acting as a deterrent to criminals that their targeted area is monitored by the community and police patrols
  • Faraday or ‘signal jamming’ pouches to prevent keyless car theft and for bank cards to protect against unauthorised scanning.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “It’s fantastic to see members of our Crime and Communities Team out with Merseyside Police to provide bespoke and targeted advice to our residents. If you live in the Halewood area, I invite you to speak to the officers and find out how you can stay safe this Christmas.”

Knowsley Community Policing Inspector Peter Rexwinkel said: “Thanks to Knowsley Council’s Community Safety Team for funding this crucial crime prevention equipment for our residents. These simple items can make such a huge difference and help protect you and your property.”

Halewood Aldi, Ravenscourt Centre, Leather’s Ln, Liverpool L26 0TX