The Coronavirus pandemic is a public health emergency and staying home is necessary to help fight the virus.

Sadly though, we are aware that spending more time at home means some people in our communities may become more vulnerable to certain types of crime. There may also be people that are concerned about the circumstances they find themselves in whilst spending more time at home.

Criminals will attempt to exploit the current situation, both online and in person so we have put together a crime prevention leaflet containing advice on: domestic abuse, online safety for children and fraud and cyber-scams.

We would like to reassure you that Merseyside Police and our local support services are still available to help you, day and night.