DRUG dealing, illegal workers and anti-social behaviour were among the targets of a two-day operation in Liverpool’s Chinatown district.
Led by Liverpool North police teams, the operation ran on Wednesday and Thursday with the aim to improve the quality of life for everyone in the area.
Results included seven arrests for offences including disqualified driving, possession of a controlled drug and vehicle theft and two arrests for immigration offences. PCs and Police Community Service Officers visited residents, offering crime prevention advice and high visibility patrols ran throughout the operation, which involved several bodies, including the council.
Acting Inspector Debra Payment said: “We have received very positive feedback about this operation from both residents and businesses in the area. Our local communities have been able to see partnership work in action, which helps raise public confidence. We want to build on the strong sense of community here.
“By working together to create an environment where local people feel safe and have a positive view of the places where they live and work, we will continue to make a significant difference to people's lives.”
Other results included 12 verbal warnings to motorists, 68 fixed penalty notices for various offences, five prosecutions for illegal taxis, and eight warnings to pubs for breaching their licences.