Increased police presence on the streets of Liverpool in the coming days.


The police warned anyone who behaves antisocially or disregards restrictions to expect a “quick reaction”.

Additional officers will be on the way to take action against job-related behavior and to ensure that Covid-19 regulations are observed during Halloween and campfire nights.

In recent years, there have been incidents of extremely antisocial behavior in the region this weekend.

People are also advised not to have bonfires in the community to prevent crowds from gathering in violation of the applicable restrictions.

The Liverpool City Region is currently in the highest level of Level 3 restrictions, which means that traditional public fireworks will not take place.

Efforts are being made to avoid a repetition of what has been seen in recent years, with a series of incidents involving youth rioting and criminal damage. In some cases, police officers and firefighters were also attacked.

“We know that this is another sacrifice we have to make, but now is the time to pull together, follow the lead and help stop the spread.

Chief Inspector Peter Clark, who is leading this year’s operation for Merseyside Police, said: “We know this is another sacrifice we have to make: “As you know, there are a number of rules and restrictions in place regarding Covid-19 – this means that the scheduled demonstrations and events we normally attend will not take place this year.

“We will use common sense on Halloween and campfire night and are working to encourage people to respect the restrictions and explain why they are so important. But where people disregard the restrictions, we will take action”.

“We are committed to finding the right balance between protecting people from the spread of the coronavirus and ensuring that they can still enjoy their time.

He added: “Our message about anti-social behaviour during this time remains simple – it will not be tolerated, and anyone caught committing this type of crime will be dealt with decisively and robustly.

“We know that the vast majority of young people have respect for other people and their property, but we know that some people’s behavior can go beyond fun.

“No one should have to suffer from being the victim of antisocial behavior, and I want to assure everyone that there will be additional patrols with high visibility during this time.

“I would like to encourage those young people who may be considering behaving in an unacceptable way to think about what you are doing and how you can communicate feelings to others.

“How would you feel if a member of your own family was too afraid to leave their own house or walk down the street? Under no circumstances is it okay to throw things at people or their homes, to commit criminal damage or abuse, or to intimidate people.

Store owners are urged not to sell items that can be abused to cause harm, such as eggs, flour and cans of shaving foam, and to ensure that fireworks are not sold to people under the age of 18.

Damage caused by the use of Halloween “tricks” such as throwing eggs and flour or other objects at windows, doors, cars and people is a criminal offense and it is also illegal for people under the age of 18 to buy, carry or use fireworks. It is also illegal to drop or throw fireworks in a public place.


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