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Weekly walkabout addresses ASB on Hillside Avenue

by Alison Cornmell

This week the Crime and Communities Team and key partners including Merseyside Police, and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service visited Hillside Avenue, Huyton, 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. Knowsley Local Policing team also placed the mobile police station in the area. This provided residents with the opportunity to raise concerns or issues and provided high visibility and reassurance in the area.

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: “We understand that residents may be reluctant to come forward with information but there are a number of ways that you can share intelligence. You can email our Crime and Communities Team in confidence or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. With your valuable knowledge and cooperation, we can work with our partners including Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to tackle the issues that matter to you.”

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.

Further success also include:

  • The arrest of 2 males following a residential burglary in Tarbock Green
  • A search warrant was executed in Kirkby resulting the seizure of Class A and B drugs
  • Following a stop and search a male was arrested in Huyton for possession of drugs with the intention of selling them
  • A cannabis farm containing 85 plants was uncovered in Huyton.