Officers have been out across the county following recent shootings aiming to disrupt criminal behaviour and locate and remove dangerous weapons off our streets.
In Sefton again last week, targeted teams carried out ‘Operation Lockdown’ on the Pendle Estate. Here the officers were split into various teams and tasked with searching Rimrose Valley Park. This resulted in the recovery of a number of weapons including Stanley Blades concealed in the wooded area nearby.
Following this, two simultaneous warrants were carried out on Westminster Avenue. A further number of weapons consisting of a pick axe handle with circular saw blade attached, an extendable baton, air rifle, and a white stick with knife attached to the end were signed over to police and two persons were dealt with for drugs offences.
Activity continued on Clare Road, Bootle where a warrant was carried out and suspected drugs were seized. The occupant, a 39 year old woman was given a caution.
Underwater Search Teams also searched the canal near Swifts Lane where an imitation firearm was recovered from the water. Investigations are ongoing to identify the owner.
Finally, the Mobile Police Station parked up in the Pendle Car Park where PCSOs took the opportunity to speak to members of the public providing them with a reassuring presence, crime prevention advice and a safe environment to voice their concerns.