Following a series of anti-social behaviour incidents in Leasowe in the last couple of weeks Wirral police and partners are stepping up patrols and their presence in the area.
The force has received a number of reports recently of anti-social behaviour and criminality, including an incident yesterday (Wednesday 11 October 2023) where a 17-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were stabbed and had their bikes stolen by a group of youths near Reeds Lane.
As a result, officers and partners are working closely together to identify those responsible and are putting measures in place to prevent other incidents occurring.
Community Inspector for Leasowe Sharon Robinson said, “This kind of behaviour is clearly absolutely intolerable and we have put robust measures in place to ensure that we identify those committing these crimes and prevent others from acting in a similar way.
“We are working closely with schools and partners to help educate young people that engaging in anti-social behaviour, threatening people and stealing property by force is not acceptable.
“What these young people need to be very clear about is that there are consequences to their actions and we are not prepared to allow this kind of behaviour to continue.
“We also urge parents and carers to speak to their children to get the message across that engaging in criminality is a slippery path and one that no parent wants their child to go down.
“We also urge the peers of these young people who are carrying out these acts and maybe talking about what they have done to take a stand. You know it isn’t right and there are people you can talk to such as teachers, community centre workers, your parents and guardians, as well as police officers to tell them what you know so you can make a difference.
“You can also contact Fearless, the Crimestoppers website dedicated to young people, to speak to someone anonymously.
“Carrying a knife can have devastating consequences and we are determined to get weapons off our streets.
“The wrong decision today can cost someone dearly tomorrow – not just a victim and their family but also the offender and their family.
“I urge anyone with information to get in touch so we can help keep our communities safe.”
Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour or criminality in Leasowe is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Merseyside Police on 101, or via social media @MerPolCC.