Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe: Police crackdown on ant-social behaviour in Birkenhead Police crackdown on ant-social behaviour in Birkenhead

POLICE have launched a crackdown to stop anti-social youths causing trouble in Birkenhead.

The scheme, which came into force on Monday, will see a Section 30 'designated area' order being brought in around Larch Road.

It will mean police officers and PCSOs can move groups of youths on from the area including alleyways which run parallel to Larch Road, up to Sycamore Road and down to Borough Road.

And it is hoped the drive will go some way to halting anti-social behaviour and creating a safer community for local residents.

Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Vickers said: "We are making great inroads in the area in tackling anti-social behaviour by targeting the areas identified as causing the most concern.

"This has been tremendously successful but there are still some youths who persist in acting anti-socially and their behaviour is just not acceptable.

"Like other organisations across Wirral we are determined to use every power available to us to stop this behaviour and take action against offenders.

"This is a fine example of police in Wirral working with the council’s Integrated Youth Support Service and partners to address issues that concern our local communities and we would like to thank local residents for their continued support."

Wirral Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS) outreach teams have been deployed to the area and will be there four nights a week until May when the order finishes.

They will meet youngsters and encourage them to take part in activities while they will also speak to residents about reporting anti-social behaviour.

They will engage with youths from the area and support them into positive youth activity.

Celine Gafos, deputy head of service for Targeted Youth Support Services, said: "We have worked closely with Merseyside Police and our partners to co-ordinate an effective approach to challenging the anti-social behaviour of those adults and young people who fail to behave in a way that the majority of residents expect and deserve."

And Cllr George Davies, cabinet member for housing and community safety, added: "The Section 30 and multi-agency problem solving work reinforces the message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

"There will be consequences for those individuals who choose to engage and continue in such behaviour in order for us to support local residents and ensure they live in a safer community."

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2:02pm Mon 3 Dec 12

kateevo says...

This is a prime example of youth work needed in the borough, then you have the council who want to take it all away, so can you imagine the state the streets will be in. Why brake something, when not broken.

ASB will rise !!!
This is a prime example of youth work needed in the borough, then you have the council who want to take it all away, so can you imagine the state the streets will be in. Why brake something, when not broken. ASB will rise !!! kateevo
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2:39pm Mon 3 Dec 12

bigfoot says...

It won't work these so called initatives have had more name changes than Sellafield! All it will do is move the 'problem' to another area. The youth services should become more pro-active instead of being PC and politicising these young people.
In my experience the Police and LA 'youth workers' make strange bedfellows.
It won't work these so called initatives have had more name changes than Sellafield! All it will do is move the 'problem' to another area. The youth services should become more pro-active instead of being PC and politicising these young people. In my experience the Police and LA 'youth workers' make strange bedfellows. bigfoot
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10:25pm Mon 3 Dec 12

JADEE1 says...

at last the police , need to sort out all these late night off licences in birkenhead,were under age youths are buying alchol & cigaretts, & then hang around fast food take aways doing completely what they like to early hours in the morning,from fighting shouting swearing spitting & more , its about time the council pulled the opening hours down to around 8pm of a night that way we !! the local residents ,who work,!! can get some peace of a night & weekends ,!! not that the cllrs give a monkeys,they all live in the suburbs,!! or in penthouses in new brighton !!
at last the police , need to sort out all these late night off licences in birkenhead,were under age youths are buying alchol & cigaretts, & then hang around fast food take aways doing completely what they like to early hours in the morning,from fighting shouting swearing spitting & more , its about time the council pulled the opening hours down to around 8pm of a night that way we !! the local residents ,who work,!! can get some peace of a night & weekends ,!! not that the cllrs give a monkeys,they all live in the suburbs,!! or in penthouses in new brighton !! JADEE1
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11:25pm Mon 3 Dec 12

red devil says...

When I was a teenage tiddler in Moreton, we had a youth club and it was VERY popular. But we also 'hanged around the streets' but never any bother, never molested anyone, moved aside for people on the pavement and respected the law - THAT'S what's missing now
When I was a teenage tiddler in Moreton, we had a youth club and it was VERY popular. But we also 'hanged around the streets' but never any bother, never molested anyone, moved aside for people on the pavement and respected the law - THAT'S what's missing now red devil
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10:49am Tue 4 Dec 12

uncatom says...

Got off the train at Conway Park on Sunday to do some shopping, on the way down to the shops we were stopped twice by people asking for money,we were the only two people on that stretch of the road down toward the shops my wife said she felt intimidated and if she had been on her own would have had a panic attack,needless to say we will now miss out Birkenhead and go straight over to Liverpool.
Got off the train at Conway Park on Sunday to do some shopping, on the way down to the shops we were stopped twice by people asking for money,we were the only two people on that stretch of the road down toward the shops my wife said she felt intimidated and if she had been on her own would have had a panic attack,needless to say we will now miss out Birkenhead and go straight over to Liverpool. uncatom
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11:46am Tue 4 Dec 12

Spiffy says...

Eh ? As far as I'm aware the whole of the Wirral is a "designated area" for which Police are required by law ..and paid by us...to uphold the law.
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"Antisocial Behaviour". A misnomer if ever there was one. Such is picking your nose at the dinner table, burping or **** in company and failing to excuse yourself. You could even throw in failing to lower the toilet seat if we're talking extremes but police are not responsible for correcting that. They are responsible for "Criminal Behaviour" so let's go back to calling this for what it is.
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There are a multitude of laws covering "Criminal Behaviour" from yer bog-standard harrassment stuff to being drunk and disorderly to assault, theft and criminal damage. Use them.
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If youths...or anyone for that matter...are out on the streets at any time of day or night and exhibiting behaviour that constitutes breaking any one of those laws then arrest them, prosecute them, punish them and have done with it. Otherwise, leave them alone.
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Anything else is a very expensive taxpayer-funded babysitting service we neither asked for nor need. :/
Eh ? As far as I'm aware the whole of the Wirral is a "designated area" for which Police are required by law ..and paid by us...to uphold the law. ... "Antisocial Behaviour". A misnomer if ever there was one. Such is picking your nose at the dinner table, burping or **** in company and failing to excuse yourself. You could even throw in failing to lower the toilet seat if we're talking extremes but police are not responsible for correcting that. They are responsible for "Criminal Behaviour" so let's go back to calling this for what it is. ... There are a multitude of laws covering "Criminal Behaviour" from yer bog-standard harrassment stuff to being drunk and disorderly to assault, theft and criminal damage. Use them. ... If youths...or anyone for that matter...are out on the streets at any time of day or night and exhibiting behaviour that constitutes breaking any one of those laws then arrest them, prosecute them, punish them and have done with it. Otherwise, leave them alone. ... Anything else is a very expensive taxpayer-funded babysitting service we neither asked for nor need. :/ Spiffy
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11:48am Tue 4 Dec 12

Spiffy says...

Ohhh.....who knew that f*a*r*t*i*n*g was a banned word ??
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You do now.
Ohhh.....who knew that f*a*r*t*i*n*g was a banned word ?? ... You do now. Spiffy
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2:58pm Tue 4 Dec 12

kiriyu says...

I'm so glad they're finally focusing on this area. I've often walked past to crowds of foul mouthed youths burning wheelie bins and chasing people here. Also witnessed one child (about 10/11) giving local chip shop worker proper nasty abuse because of his weight... Felt so sorry for him... I know this area well and feel like the youths there haven't been brought up with respect and like to rob people of things (including my shoes once almost!)
I'm so glad they're finally focusing on this area. I've often walked past to crowds of foul mouthed youths burning wheelie bins and chasing people here. Also witnessed one child (about 10/11) giving local chip shop worker proper nasty abuse because of his weight... Felt so sorry for him... I know this area well and feel like the youths there haven't been brought up with respect and like to rob people of things (including my shoes once almost!) kiriyu
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4:27pm Tue 4 Dec 12

uncatom says...

Well said Spiffy, a nice fluffy thick blanket to cover as you say wide ranging acts of criminal behaviour, no doubt to disguise the true impact of criminal behaviour or to make it more "acceptable",having had to deal with a gang of youths whom had been drinking and climbing on parked cars, i was surrounded and threats were issued amongst the more pleasant was the threat to burn my house down vandlise my car and other non specific threats against my family the police when they eventually arrived shrugged it off as idle threats and silly behaviour, I did point out to them at the very least it was intimidating behaviour.
Well said Spiffy, a nice fluffy thick blanket to cover as you say wide ranging acts of criminal behaviour, no doubt to disguise the true impact of criminal behaviour or to make it more "acceptable",having had to deal with a gang of youths whom had been drinking and climbing on parked cars, i was surrounded and threats were issued amongst the more pleasant was the threat to burn my house down vandlise my car and other non specific threats against my family the police when they eventually arrived shrugged it off as idle threats and silly behaviour, I did point out to them at the very least it was intimidating behaviour. uncatom
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5:10pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Muir the Merrier says...

uncatom wrote:
Got off the train at Conway Park on Sunday to do some shopping, on the way down to the shops we were stopped twice by people asking for money,we were the only two people on that stretch of the road down toward the shops my wife said she felt intimidated and if she had been on her own would have had a panic attack,needless to say we will now miss out Birkenhead and go straight over to Liverpool.
Yes, it's so much safer in Liverpool isn't it.?
[quote][p][bold]uncatom[/bold] wrote: Got off the train at Conway Park on Sunday to do some shopping, on the way down to the shops we were stopped twice by people asking for money,we were the only two people on that stretch of the road down toward the shops my wife said she felt intimidated and if she had been on her own would have had a panic attack,needless to say we will now miss out Birkenhead and go straight over to Liverpool.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's so much safer in Liverpool isn't it.? Muir the Merrier
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5:56pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

We're are the parents in all this
We're are the parents in all this Positive thinker
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5:56pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Positive thinker says...

We're are the parents in all this
We're are the parents in all this Positive thinker
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5:30pm Thu 6 Dec 12

uncatom says...

Muir the Merrier wrote:
uncatom wrote:
Got off the train at Conway Park on Sunday to do some shopping, on the way down to the shops we were stopped twice by people asking for money,we were the only two people on that stretch of the road down toward the shops my wife said she felt intimidated and if she had been on her own would have had a panic attack,needless to say we will now miss out Birkenhead and go straight over to Liverpool.
Yes, it's so much safer in Liverpool isn't it.?
Well, it seems some cant keep their obnoxious behaviour in Birkenhead and must export it to Liverpool,two guys boarded the train at Birkenhead park at 10-45 both worse for drink and proceeded to argue with each other the air filled with foul language just stopping enough to refresh themselves from concealed bottles in shopping bags, the stench of stale alcohol permeating the carriage, certainly a good advert for Birkenhead
[quote][p][bold]Muir the Merrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uncatom[/bold] wrote: Got off the train at Conway Park on Sunday to do some shopping, on the way down to the shops we were stopped twice by people asking for money,we were the only two people on that stretch of the road down toward the shops my wife said she felt intimidated and if she had been on her own would have had a panic attack,needless to say we will now miss out Birkenhead and go straight over to Liverpool.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's so much safer in Liverpool isn't it.?[/p][/quote]Well, it seems some cant keep their obnoxious behaviour in Birkenhead and must export it to Liverpool,two guys boarded the train at Birkenhead park at 10-45 both worse for drink and proceeded to argue with each other the air filled with foul language just stopping enough to refresh themselves from concealed bottles in shopping bags, the stench of stale alcohol permeating the carriage, certainly a good advert for Birkenhead uncatom
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