Youths identified following anti-social behaviour in Tranmere parks

Police have identified a number of young people who have been causing chaos in Mersey Park and Victoria Park in Tranmere.

Two female PCSOs who were patrolling Mersey Park in Tranmere on 6 April were surrounded and intimidated by a group of youths, some armed with sticks, who lined up and prevented the officers from accessing their police vehicle.

Yesterday, local police officers along with partner agencies were conducting a community day of action in relation to youth disorder around Faversham Way in Rock Ferry.

Merseyside Police officers have since identified a number of these youths who have also been causing issues in the areas of Mersey Park and Victoria Park.

Officers will be attending the home addresses of the youths with housing providers to speak with them and their parents/carers.

After the incident last Thurdsay, Local Policing Inspector Greenhalgh said, “Body-worn footage recorded the incident and the main individuals can expect contact from Police/ASB Team/Housing over the next couple of weeks.

“Some think face coverings are preventing police from identifying them, but I can assure you it is not. Any parent who wishes to come forward with their child to be dealt [with] following this incident can contact Merseyside police quoting Occurrence number 23000302007”.

“It is disappointing to see some youths’ behaviour during the nicer weather and school holiday periods. Whilst the majority of youths are [well] parented and well behaved, there continues to be those who are not and show zero respect, using face coverings which intimidates and perhaps in the belief they will get away with disgraceful behaviours.

“Police and members of the public will not tolerate this. To those parents whose children are hanging around streets/parks with their friends, please be aware of where they are and what they get up to, because we will be knocking on the doors of parents and will be dealing with criminal offences and ASB.

“Our ASB team work alongside the Council and housing providers to follow up such incidents also. As part of enquiries to identify some of the youths we will be speaking with schools.”

Image: Merseyside Police

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