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A Crime Alert for the residents of South Sefton from Merseyside Police.

Residential Burglaries

Between the 25th February and the 7th March, burglaries or attempted burglaries have taken in the following locations:

BOOTLE                Captains Lane, Southport Road, Pine Grove

CROSBY                Eshe Road North (garage), Endbutt Lane

LITHERLAND       Spooner Avenue, Palmerston Drive, Arnside, Kirkstone Road

SEAFORTH           Cecil Road

Attempted  burglaries 2

Tool taken from shed and used to gain entry to house 2

Insecure 1

A Message from Superintendent Matt Boyle

A major operation aimed at tackling the issue of burglaries on Merseyside is underway from Monday, 5 March 2018, for two weeks, to reinforce burglary as a main priority for Merseyside Police. Operation Castle will intensify the force’s focus on burglary in an attempt to reduce the number of offences, raise community confidence, reassure residents, and reduce the number of outstanding named suspects for burglary. Multimedia will also be circulated via our social media sites using the hashtags #OpCastle and #BeatTheBurglar and further information and advice will be put out using hashtags for all local areas. Residents are advised to look at our social media sites and their own local policing websites where they will find a host of information on burglary hotspots, extra patrols, and advice on security. Superintendent Matt Boyle said: “We have listened to the concerns of the local community and want to reassure them that Operation Castle is a big push on tackling burglary and bringing offenders to justice. We are putting more patrols out, asking people to report anything suspicious, identifying repeat victims and safeguarding them. Operation Castle will identify the highest burglary threats at the moment and will be taking action to execute warrants, focus on outstanding named offenders and also deter any possible would-be offenders. Police Officers will also visit all residents within 24 hours of a burglary to help and reassure them. Superintendent Matt Boyle said: “We are asking the public to be vigilant as we know the vast majority of burglaries are preventable as they are often opportunistic. Lock your front and back door even when you are in, set your burglar alarm when you go out or go to be and consider getting CCTV. “It’s also a good idea to use light timers when you go out at night or away on holiday, keep valuables out of sight, and secure your shed and garage too. “Look out for your neighbours, especially the elderly and report anything suspicious to us. “Your home is your castle, hence the name of the operation, and we want the community to feel safe in their own homes. We will be working with Neighborhood Watch schemes so get involved in your local area and help to make a difference down your street.” Further information on policing in your area can be found at or on our local policing Twitter and Facebook pages. Anyone with information regarding burglaries is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

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A Crime Alert for the residents of South Sefton from Merseyside Police.


Since the 25th January burglaries have taken place in the following locations;

BOOTLE                Smollett Street, Catherines Road, Gray Street, Hertford Road (2sheds)

CROSBY                Brownmoor Lane, Lancaster Avenue, Caithness Drive, St Michaels Road

LITHERLAND       Hinton Street, Silverdale Drive

THORNTON        Hartdale Road

WATERLOO         Bath Street, Worcester Avenue

Car keys and vehicles stolen 4

Garden tools used to gain entry 2

Insecure 3


Computer Scams

Two Sefton residents had problems with their computers and contacted their respective Servers. Both were given help to correct the faults they were experiencing. The following day they both received a phone call supposedly from their individual Servers. The callers stated they knew the residents had experienced problems and they were told the fault was with their computers not with the Server, both were asked to turn on their computers so the problem could be rectified.

The first resident reported that they took over her computer and after various charts appeared on the screen, she was told her that the problem was solved and there would be a charge and asked her to pay on line .She told them she did not have an account on line. The caller replied that as she paid the Server by direct debit he would set up a Pay Pall account for her which he did. She lost £1,800.

The second resident after following the caller’s instructions, saw his screen go black and a message appeared saying that he would receive £200 compensation and they were arranging for an engineer to visit him to change his Tivo box which they said was faulty. As he had no on line account they asked for details of his address so the money could be sent, but they couldn’t pay him by cheque.  The recipient of the call became suspicious and after a call that lasted nearly 1 hour he ended the call.

Both residents contacted their respective Servers and were told they had received scam calls. Please be warned if you call your Server with a problem, be on the alert if in the following days you receive phone calls supposedly from your Server.

News from your Local Community Policing Team

Bogus workmen are targeting elderly and vulnerable persons in the Crosby area. They are stating that work needs doing especially in the roof and chimney areas of the property. They are taking the cash from the residents but not completing any work. There have been 3 reports in the last week.

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A Crime Alert for the residents of South Sefton from Merseyside Police.

Residential Burglaries

Since the 15th January burglaries or attempted burglaries have taken place in the following locations:

BOOTLE                Norman Road, Ainsdale Road, Bianca Street, Beatrice Street, Park Street

CROSBY                Cambridge Road, Villiers Avenue, Dowhills Road

LITHERLAND       Chelsea Road (shed), Ecclesall Avenue, Beechwood Road

SEAFORTH           Claremont Road, Green Lane

Cycle stolen 1

Car keys and vehicle stolen 1

Insecure 1


Mersey Yellow Pages Directories            

From 21st February 2018 and during the following 2 to 3 weeks directories will be delivered to Post Code areas in South and East Sefton. If you are planning to be away during the delivery period, it may be advisable to ask a neighbour to collect the directory from your property for safe keeping until you return. This will avoid giving an indication that the house is unoccupied.

News from your Community Policing Team. A message from Inspector Ian Jones


This week’s good work has unfortunately been overshadowed by 2 Firearms discharges which resulted in injury. One in Akenside area and the other on the Pendle Estate. My team are doing their utmost to re-assure the public in the communities whilst our investigation team are leaving no stone unturned to find those responsible. I ask that if anyone has ANY information about these incidents and/or any other crime then please let us know. We need you to ‘help us to help you’!

Some brilliant work this week has included 3 males being arrested after breaking into a house targeting a cannabis farm in Bootle. All 3 were arrested and the cannabis recovered. A large cannabis farm recovered in ‘The Serpentine’, a number of weapons recovered from a park in Bootle and most pleasingly our burglaries have dramatically reduced. I believe this is down to the hard work of my team aided by the assistance by our communities.

Please keep up the great work and hopefully we can have more good news next week.’

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  • TA Crime Alert for the residents of South Sefton from Merseyside Police.


     Recently burglaries or attempted burglaries have occurred in the following locations:

    BOOTLE                              Walker Drive, Monfa Road, Harris Drive, Peel Road, Lincoln Crescent

    BRIGHTON LE SANDS        Pinehurst Avenue (garage), Holden Road

    CROSBY                               Runnels Lane, Kingswood Drive, Tudor Road, Edgemoor Drive (2)

    Kimberley Drive (Shed)

    LITHERLAND                       Church Road, Cobbs Avenue

    SEAFORTH                          Gladstone Road, Cookson Road, Ash Grove

    THORNTON                          Moorlands Road

    WATERLOO                         St Johns Road (shed), Canterbury Avenue

    Attempted burglaries 2

    Car keys and vehicles stolen 7

     A Warning Message

    Intelligence suggests that the occupants of a red Vauxhall Mokka vehicle are offering to carry out work on the homes of elderly residents. The work is carried out but at vastly inflated prices. The occupants are possibly carrying out this practice across the North West.

    News from your Community Policing Team. A message from Inspector Ian Jones

    ‘Some good news this week is that Ethan Taylor received a 4-year prison sentence for a robbery in Hapsford Park which was one of several similar incidents. Good communication from the community assisted in securing the sentence. Shane Nixon has again been arrested for theft from motor vehicles in the Crosby and Maghull areas. He was found guilty and sent back to prison for a month. We have recovered two large cannabis farms in Netherton and Bootle and continue to urge the public to report any suspicious signs of cannabis farms in your area. We also conducted a search warrant in the Kirkstone Road North area with a large amount of Class ‘A’ drugs recovered.

    As can be seen, last week was a very busy week with some great results. We couldn’t do this without the public’s help so please keep contacting us with information.’

    Contact numbers Local Community Policing Teams TELEPHONE 101


Citizens’ Advice Sessions

Do you need help or advice with Housing, Benefits, Money Matters, Employment or Consumer Matters?
Citizens Advice sessions are available every Tuesday 10-12 noon in the Community Hub at All Saints with St. Frideswyde (ASSF), 93 Forefield Lane (opposite the Junior School), Crosby Liverpool L23 9TJ.

Our friendly CHV Citizens Advice trained team and a Sefton Citizens Advice Advisor are available.

Thornton Corridor Study

Thornton Corridor Study.

Thornton Parish Council has been working with Sefton MBC and residents – since the opening of Brooms Cross – with regards to the traffic flow situation. Sefton MBC have conducted research over the past year and are now ready for consultation with residents. This will take place after the elections. Please find attached the Proposal to undertake Public Engagement and Consultation Activity – Thornton Corridor Study – Short Term Action Plan – Consultation on Options document. Please send us your comments.

8. Project-Proposal-report Thornton Corridor