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Local Policing Sergeant Maggie Howard has been out and about with partners today (Friday, 2 July), focussing on clearing up community spaces and visiting local business premises, with officers out and about in the area to ensure the public are kept safe.
The morning began by utilising our mobile police station in the Dingle, in order for members of the community to have someone on hand to speak with should they wish to. In addition, officers patrolled the area throughout the day on quad bikes alongside police horses Bo, Oxbury and Jake who were out and about in the Dingle, providing some community reassurance.
Officers and PCSOs engaged in high visibility patrols and one significant arrest was made for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs. PCSO’s also carried out a number of activities which included cycle patrol, bike marking, mobile phone registering and police recruitment advice.
The Mini Police were out in force in Sefton Park stopping speeding drivers. They were supported by Matrix Roads Policing Inspector Carl McNulty who assisted them in providing an alternative to prosecution for some drivers, by discussing their actions with the young people as well as offering words of advice.
Sergeant Maggie Howard said: “This day of action comes as a direct response to concerns we have received from the public living in these areas, and follows a day of action yesterday, in which 11 warrants were executed and 10 arrests made.
“This is not a stand-alone event and we endeavour to take on more regular partnership days of action in the future and already have a number planned in the coming weeks."
She added: “We hope this activity reassures our communities that we are doing all we can to keep you safe, identify those involved in crime and take them off our streets. We want our residents to have pride in their community and we will continue to work alongside them and partners to make this area a better place to live, work and visit.
“To allow this proactive work to be successful, we rely on you getting in touch should you know anyone involved in crime, this way we can protect those living in our neighbourhoods, have a greater knowledge of what or who is causing you fear and how we can best combat this in the future.”
Anyone who has any information about crime in this area or any other area can DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or to speak completely anonymously, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.