A man was found carrying brass knuckles in a city center.
Merseyside Police confirmed the discovery on the first day of ‘Neighborhood Policing Week of Action’.
Wirral Police posted the discovery on their official Twitter account on Sunday evening (January 16) as officers from the local police team were on high visibility patrol in the Birkenhead area.
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Officers recovered the offensive weapon before arresting a man.
The Neighborhood Policing Week program is the first of its kind locally and aims to recognize and celebrate the work of neighborhood policing teams as well as show the public what their local police teams are doing.
Local police chief Chief Superintendent Zoe Thornton said: ‘This is the first time a week of action celebrating neighborhood policing has taken place and we are excited to share with the community exactly what our officers do across Merseyside and how it all comes together to keep you safe.
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Kicking off the event, which runs from Monday January 17th to Sunday January 23rd, Chief Superintendent Thornton added, “Our community, prevention and targeted teams have many activities planned this week which we will strive to share on our social media channels. social media. but in case we can’t see it all, expect to see walks with our partners, partnership visits to local places of worship, high visibility patrols, roadside ops, warrants, surface research, community engagement opportunities and more. ”
During the week, Wirral Police provided daily updates and information on events, recoveries and arrests made on social media, including the discovery and arrest of the ‘young man’ wearing the brass knuckles.
As part of the week’s events, there was an increased police presence in a number of areas of the borough which had been highlighted by members of the public regarding concerns over ASB, drug trafficking and other crime-related issues.
Areas that saw a high-visibility police presence included Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead town centre, Moreton, Tranmere, Beechwood, Oxton and Heswall.
Wirral Police also held a number of pop-up burglary reduction events across the borough where they distributed crime prevention and burglary prevention equipment to members of the public.
Chief Superintendent Thornton said: ‘We recognize that working for the police, whatever your role, can be physically and mentally draining – but it’s also one of the most rewarding jobs anyone can do and so celebrate the different teams that make up the Force. is just one way to show both internally and externally how much we appreciate the hard work that is done every day.
Anyone with information about dangerous drugs and weapons in their community can speak to local officers or via @MerPolCC on Twitter and ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center’ on Facebook.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.