Day of action in Huyton targeting serious violence and hate crime
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We are carrying out a day of action on Primrose Court in Huyton today, Friday 10 June to target those involved in serious violence as well as providing a visible policing presence in the area.
The day of action follows recent reports of serious violence taking place in the area and aims to reassure any vulnerable victims and prevent further criminal damage, racial abuse or anti-social behaviour.
A 17-year-old male was charged after a man was assaulted and racially abused in Huyton last month.
At around 10.20pm on Sunday 29 May officers were called to a report of criminal damage on Primrose Court.
It was reported that a boy had fired shots at a house using an air rifle.
No one was injured during the incident.
The following day officers were called to a report a male had assaulted a man on Primrose Court with a metal bar and directed racial slurs at him.
The victim was taken to hospital with injuries to his face and stomach.
A male, aged 17, from Liverpool has been charged with criminal damage, intimidating a witness, racially aggravated criminal damage and wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.
He appeared at Merseyside Youth Remand Court yesterday morning and was remanded into custody.
Inspector Mark Berry said: “Today will see our officers from across the force, with representatives from the Police Crime Commissioner’s office, Knowsley council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service working together to showcase what they do, the benefits they bring to the public and our strong stance on hate crime.
“We take hate crime very seriously and our mobile police station will be based at the Old Roundabout shop engaging with local people and handing out information about the 'Stop Hate UK' campaign. We will also have police horses and traffic reinforcement on the estate to increase our high visibility and presence in the area.
“By providing this active visible policing presence we aim to stop any vandalism, racial abuse and act on any intelligence we receive.
“If you have any information about those involved in crime in the area please contact police so we can take action, identify offenders and bring them to justice.”
If you would like to report something to us, please DM us @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.