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Suspected stolen property found in Hightown – Is this yours?

Merseyside Police are issuing images of suspected stolen property found earlier this week in Hightown in an effort to reunite the items with their owners.

On Monday, April 15, various items were found in Blundell Road following a report from a member of the public that two men had discarded them on being seen. It is not yet known from where these items were taken, but they are described as follows:

Carrera Vulcan mountain bike


Apollo Evade mountain bike

Panasonic Toughbook laptop


Various coins, some antique

If you recognise any of these items as yours or belonging to someone you know, please contact @MerPolCC with reference number 19100178859 and be in touch.

Anyone with information about suspected burglary can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or our dedicated Operation Castle team operation.castle@merseyside.pnn.police.uk or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 #OpCastle #BeatTheBurglar

New Merseyside Police General Enquiry Office opening times

Merseyside Police is changing the opening hours of its General Enquiry Offices (GEO) across the county on 15 April 2019.

The change follows an extensive review of the GEO service by the force, which found that front line police officers were frequently having to provide cover in the GEOs to keep them open to the public. This meant that the force was having to take police officers off the streets of Merseyside, preventing them from responding to emergency incidents.

The review also identified that the number of people visiting GEOs across Merseyside has significantly reduced in recent years. On average, just one customer per hour attend GEOs in the force, although some GEOs have a higher footfall than others.

To prevent the force from having to backfill the GEO service with frontline officers who should be out on the streets protecting our communities a decision was made to change the GEO opening hours in February 2019, whilst the force sought to recruit additional staff to provide a more sustainable GEO service.

The additional staff have now been recruited and from Monday, 15 April the opening hours of GEOs across Merseyside will be as follows:

Birkenhead, St Anne Street, Southport, St Helens and Huyton will be open between 10am and 6pm Monday to Saturday
β€’ Wallasey, Marsh Lane, Admiral Street, Walton Lane, Speke, Kirkby and Newton-le-Willows will be open between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday
The public will also have access to Community Police Stations that have been introduced across Merseyside. These provide an additional service in our local communities.

Deputy Chief Constable Serena Kennedy, said: β€œThe GEO service is only one way in which the public can contact us, we have community police stations across Merseyside and at the start of last year we introduced a dedicated social media desk in our call centre giving the public the ability to contact us online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to report non-emergency incidents, or to ask for advice. In the last 14 months the desk has dealt with an average of 2500 contacts every month.

Unconfirmed report firearm was seen in Bootle

Police can confirm officers attended an unconfirmed report a firearm was seen in Bootle today (Thursday 4 April 2019).

A report was received at 12.40pm that a male wearing a navy-coloured North Face tracksuit was in possession of what a member of the public believed may have been a firearm on Stanley Road.

He was then seen to enter a newsagent on Stanley Road alongside a group of five males, who left on foot a short time later.

Officers are in attendance and enquires to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.

Following a search of the area no weapon or anyone matching the descriptions of the males have been located.

Witnesses are being spoken to and CCTV opportunities explored.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 397 of 4 April or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

Have you seen Adam Mercer from Bootle?

Merseyside Police are appealing for help in finding a Bootle man who has been missing from home since yesterday afternoon, Monday, April 1.

25-year-old Adam Mercer was last seen at his home address in Cullen Avenue, Bootle. Extensive enquiries are ongoing and we are increasingly concerned for his wellbeing.

Adam is described as white, 6ft 2in, of slim build, with long wavy brown hair tied in a ponytail. He is known to frequent Liverpool City Centre.

When last seen, he was wearing a grey coloured tracksuit and a hoody.

Adam, or anyone with information about his whereabouts, is urged to contact @MerpolCC, call 101 or the charity Missing Persons on 116 000.

Advice for Aintree and Maghull residents ahead of Aintree Festival

Police are encouraging residents in Aintree and Maghull to contact their neighbourhood policing team with any issues or concerns they have ahead of the Aintree Festival which gets underway next Thursday (4 April).

The event runs across three days from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6 and with more than 150,000 race-goers set to attend, the community’s dedicated neighbourhood officers want to make sure residents experience minimal disruption.

Community officers will speak to residents living in some of the busiest streets around the racecourse to let them know who they can contact if they experience any problems with issues such as car parking, litter and anti-social behaviour during the event. Letter drops will also be carried out in the local area.

Despite the large crowds attending the festival, the vast majority of race-goers have a safe and enjoyable day and a multi-agency operation involving police officers from across the Force will once again aim to ensure this year’s event is no different.

Community Inspector Duncan Swan said: “Firstly, I would like to say how grateful we are year after year to the local residents for their co-operation and patience throughout the Aintree Festival. Thousands of visitors attend each year and have a great time and I am sure this year will be no different.

“We recognise that large numbers of people can have an impact on the local community and I want to reassure people that, as well as the policing operation for the event itself, my community team will be there to address any concerns residents may have.

β€œI would urge any local residents who may have experienced problems in previous years, or have any concerns about the upcoming festival to please get in touch. We are determined to ensuring the event runs smoothly and is enjoyable for all.”

Aintree and Maghull residents can contact their neighbourhood team by sending an email to B.Community.Hub.1@merseyside.police.uk.

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