An extensive policing plan has been put in place leading up to Bonfire Night. Officers will continue increased patrols in order to keep people and communities safe and respond to any incidents.
Commander for the policing operation, Chief Inspector Duncan Swan, said, “We know the impact that any antisocial behaviour and criminal damage causes to those targeted, and we’ll keep responding swiftly to such reports.
“While we’re pleased that the vast majority of people across Merseyside enjoyed the Halloween festivities in a safe and fun way, numbers of incidents did increase from last year – although these are relatively small numbers compared to 2020.
“The disruption that can be caused to communities, businesses and the emergency services can be serious, so help us respond in the right areas by sharing your concerns and reporting incidents to us, via 999 if a crime is in progress or through our social media channels if it isn’t.
“We’ll be keeping extra high-visibility patrols across Merseyside up to and including Bonfire Night. I’d continue to ask parents and guardians to make sure you know where your children are, who they’re with, and what they are doing.
“There are lots of events across Merseyside for Bonfire Night, that families and friends can enjoy safely, and if you are concerned about anti-social behaviour, criminal damage or criminality in your area, please get in touch so we can keep taking action.”
To report a crime, always contact 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 080 555 111.