We have charged two men following a forcewide day of action which took place as part of our ongoing commitment to tackling violence against women and girls.
The day of action, which took place yesterday, coincided with the launch of our Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Plan which aims to target and pursue offenders, create safer spaces and improve trust and confidence in the police.
Adam Mercer, 28, of Worcester Road, Bootle, has been charged with affray, criminal damage to property and harassment – breach of a restraining order. He was remanded into custody to appear at Merseyside domestic violence remand court today, Friday 10th June.
Andrew Rankin, 41, of Orchard Court, Haydock, has been charged with breach of a non-molestation order, possession of an offensive weapon x 2, possession of a controlled drug Class B, harassment without violence and malicious communications. He was also remanded into custody to appear at Merseyside domestic violence remand court today, Friday 10th June.
A 36 year-old man from Wavertree, arrested on suspicion of breach on a restraining order, has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
A 27 year-old man from Wirral arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images has been released under investigation pending further enquiries
The following have all been bailed for further enquiries/CPS advice:
A 21 year-old man from Everton, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm
A 39 year-old man from Wavertree, arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images,
A 34 year-old man for Liverpool, arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images
A 37 year-old man from Huyton, arrested on suspicion of assault by beating
A 41 year-old man from Liverpool, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm
A 51 year-old man from Liverpool, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm
A 23 year-old from Liscard arrested on suspicion of breaching a non-molestation order
A 55 year-old man from St Helens arrested on suspicion of common assault and harassment
A 35 year-old man from Whiston arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm
A 50 year-old man from Skelmersdale arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images and malicious communication
A 35 year-old man from St Helens who voluntarily attended in relation to a s39 assault and a 43 year-old woman who Knowsley who voluntarily attended for interview in relation to an allegation of neglect remain part of ongoing investigations.
A 21 year-old man from St Helens arrested on suspicion of burglary and rape remains in police custody.
A 34 year-old man from Eastham, a 33 year-old man from Fairfield and a 40 year-old man from Walton have been released with no further action.
Detective Chief Inspector Lynsay Armbruster, from Protecting Vulnerable People, said: “Tackling violence against women and girls remains a force priority and we will continue to take action to target those who are responsible and bring them to justice.
“I would urge anyone who has been subjected to violence, coercive behaviour or harassment to have the confidence to come forward and speak to our officers and feel reassured that we will support them, thoroughly investigate any allegations and bring offenders to justice.”
If you need help - Don't be afraid to tell someone, find the courage to come forward and get the help you deserve. There is a lot of help out there both from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and our partner organisations.
The force is also encouraging neighbours and friends of those that are suffering from domestic abuse to tell them about it. Trust your instincts - if something you’ve seen or heard doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. By knowing the signs of domestic abuse, you could help a friend, colleague or family member. Domestic abuse isn’t just physical – it can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial or controlling behaviour. Some of the signs of domestic abuse, such as physical marks, may be easy to identify. Others may be things you can easily explain away or overlook
People can contact Merseyside Police and after explaining who they are and what the problem is, request that the police do not call at their address if they’re concerned about the response of their neighbours – this is about protecting the vulnerable people out there.
Anyone with information on domestic abuse can contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111
If someone is in immediate danger they should dial 999 and speak to an operator but we also accept that openly speaking is not always an option.
The Silent Solution is a service which means a vulnerable person can call 999 and alert us, by pressing ’55.’ This will indicate that help is needed and we will respond.