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Walkabout Wednesday addresses concerns of Quarryside Drive residents

by Alison Cornmell

This week the Crime and Communities Team and key partners including Merseyside Police visited Quarryside Drive, Kirkby following recent incidents of criminal and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

During the walkabout, letters were issued to residents urging them to share any information they may have about any incidents of ASB. This follows ongoing work being done in the area with key partners including Merseyside Police and housing associations who are working together, using the powers available to them, to address issues of criminal and anti-social behaviour.

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:

“Any incident of criminal or anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and with our partners we are committed to tackling it head on. We continue to urge our residents to share any concerns or information they may have and together we can build better and safer communities.”

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. You can also find advice on how to keep your sheds and garages safe here.

Other highlights for the week include:

  • The announcement of a new policing team for Kirkby. Details about this positive news for Kirkby and the wider borough can be found here.
  • The arrest of three people and the recovery of drugs, watches and designer clothes following two warrants in Kirkby as part of an investigation into County Lines drug supply.
  • A 41 year-old male was charged with a burglary in Huyton and escaping lawful custody. He has been remanded into custody for the case to be heard at Crown Court.
  • Targeted Officers on patrol in the Halewood area earlier this week had their attention drawn to a car being driven in an erratic manner. Officers stopped the car and the driver was subject to a drug wipe and tested positive for cannabis. The driver was arrested for drug drive.
  • Two men were arrested after a large cannabis farm was found in Industrial Park in Kirkby.
  • Members of Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team and Knowsley’s local policing team held a stall at Aldi, Halewood where they issued crime prevention advice to shoppers. Read more here.
  • Officers from Knowsley Council’s CCTV control room supported Merseyside Police in the arrest of a vandal in Prescot who graffitied multiple businesses in the Town Centre. You can read more about this positive partnership working here