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New Year, New Walkabout

by Alison Cornmell

This week the Crime and Communities Team and key partners including Merseyside Police visited Cable Road, Prescot following reports from residents of criminal and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area.

During the walkabout, letters were issued to residents urging them to share any information they may have about any incidents of ASB. If residents do have any information or concerns that they’d like to raise 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:

“Our residents spoke, and we listened. This latest walkabout continues to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to community safety and welfare. It is with the information provided by residents that we are able to work with our partners and take action. I urge other residents in the area to come forward with any concerns or information they may have as well.”

This week’s successes for Knowsley’s Local Policing Team
The team continue to conduct patrols, tackling home and vehicle burglaries. For property crime prevention advice please follow this link to more information. Knowsley Council and Merseyside Police also share information to keep your vehicle safe this winter including advice to double-check you lock you vehicle when parking and that if you need to make an essential journey and de-ice your car, please do not leave it unattended. You can also find advice on how to keep your sheds and garages safe here.

Other recent highlights include:

  • Knowsley Community Policing officers carrying out an open land search in Slim Road, Huyton recovered a loaded firearm.
  • A Christmas fugitive from Huyton was arrested and was returned to custody.
  • An open land search was conducted at Jubilee Park, Huyton where thankfully no weapons were located.
  • A male was arrested in Huyton for drug driving. The car was stopped and there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the car. The driver was subject to a drug wipe, where he tested positive.