16-year-old from Seacombe arrested for possession of bladed weapon in city centre

During Halloween, Merseyside Police officers continued to provide a high-visibility presence around Merseyside.

Last night, Tuesday 31 October, there were fewer 999 calls and incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage reported than on Halloween last year.

Merseyside saw a 26 per cent decrease in emergency calls and a reduction of 30 per cent in anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in comparison to Halloween night in 2022.

Across Merseyside, six people were arrested, including a 16-year-old boy from Seacombe who was arrested on Lord Street in Liverpool city centre for being in possession of a bladed weapon and cannabis. He has been released on police bail and is prohibited from entering Liverpool city centre for two weeks.

Commander for the policing operation, Chief Inspector Duncan Swan said, “We have an extensive policing plan in place during this period leading up to Bonfire Night, and we will continue with this highly visible policing presence across the region in order to keep communities safe and respond to any incidents. 

“We do want young people to enjoy themselves, but in a safe and responsible way. The best means to do this is by attending organised events and bonfire displays and activities taking place in your area so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time without any incidents occurring.

“I continue to remind parents, and guardians, to know where your child is and what they are up to. No parent wants a knock on their door from a police officer informing them that their child has been arrested or, worse still, has been involved in a serious accident.”

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress. You can pass any information via the Merseyside Police social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.

You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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