Partnership day of action carried out in Kirkdale
Merseyside Police and key partners have carried out a day of action in Kirkdale on Tuesday, 8 August to support the local community following a firearms incident in July. The day of action was followed by the introduction of a dispersal zone, in operation between 3pm on Tuesday 8 August until 3pm today, Thursday 10 August.
Members of the local policing team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Liverpool City Council Stronger Communities Team, and housing providers gathered on Fountains Road to speak to members of the public, provide a visible presence in the area, and deliver letters showing the work being done and the different ways to report crime and anti-social behaviour.
Local Policing Inspector Graeme Rooney said: “The partnership work which took place on Tuesday was a response to a firearms incident in July and I would continue to appeal to members of the public who are experiencing issues with crime and ASB to speak to us, or anonymously to Crimestoppers. Recent arrests and seizures show that if you provide information, we will act to make the streets safer places to live work and visit.
“The dispersal zone gave us the powers we need to deal effectively with people causing issues of crime and ASB, and I would urge anyone in the area who has any information about criminal activity in their area to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also speak to your housing providers or the council. We are all here to help."