Mayor and police issue statements regarding ‘indecent acts’ videos on social media

Liverpool Mayor, Joanne Anderson and Merseyside Police have both issued statements regarding video footage showing acts of an indecent nature at a number of locations that is circulating on social media.

Mayor Joanne Anderson said, “I am extremely shocked and concerned at videos circulating showing acts of indecent exposure and sexual activity in our city. This isn’t amusing – it’s disturbing, damaging and an illegal act. It also sets a dangerous precedent for the young women and men of our city.

“Let me be clear – this is a criminal offence. Acts of indecent behaviour in public places in Liverpool is simply unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

The Mayor has spoken with Merseyside Police and requested immediate and appropriate action from them.

Liverpool Community Policing Superintendent Diane Pownall said, “We are investigating video footage circulating on social media which shows two people having sex in a public place in Liverpool City Centre. 

“We believe the footage was taken in Concert Square and we are conducting extensive enquiries, including working with our partners, to establish exactly when the incident took place.

“We would urge people to refrain from sharing the video on social media and instead report anything they know about the video, or those involved, to us so that we can investigate.  

“Merseyside Police will not tolerate illegal acts of public indecency on our streets and, rest assured, we are working to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“All year round we work tirelessly with local businesses, Liverpool City Council and other partners to make sure that our City Centre is a safe place for people to come and visit and experience our nightlife. 

“We are clear that we won’t let such unacceptable behaviour from a small minority of people tarnish the reputation of our city, so please, come forward with any information and we will take action.”

Anyone with any information about this incident can contact us via our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

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