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Officers on quads take to the streets in Sefton as part of #OpTarget


Last night (9th Dec), Merseyside Police took to the streets of #Sefton on the hunt for people involved in crime.


Officers riding quad bikes patrolled the nearby park areas including South Park, North Park, Derby Park, Hapsford Park, Rimrose Valley Park and ‘Froggy Meadow’ as well as utilising plain clothes and high visibility patrols. 


During their shift, officers conducted 43 stop searches and arrested 9 people aged between 16 and 48 for offences including possession of a controlled drug, money laundering and possession with intent to supply drugs. 


Sgt Dave Uren said: “Using quad bikes is a really useful tool to assist with our traditional patrols and allows us to get into places that our police cars can’t. The quads are also obviously far quicker than when we are on foot and means we have the facilities to chase people should they try and make off from the scene.“


“I’m really pleased with the result from yesterday’s activity and hope this shows the public that we are doing everything we can to make our neighbourhoods as safe as they can be and hopefully this will be something the public will see more of in the future.”


Elsewhere, a 31 year old man from Chingford was arrested in the early hours of this morning (10th Dec) on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs after his car was stopped in the Walton area containing 20kgs of cannabis and a large amount of cash. He was taken to custody for questioning.



Sgt Uren continued: “Anyone that knows someone involved in criminality or wants to talk to us anonymously, can do so by contacting us on social media @MerPolCC, contact @CrimestoppersUK or call 101. Together we can take dangerous people, weapons and drugs out of circulation.” #OpTarget

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