|A Thompson sub machine gun like the one found in Fairfield|
Because the police in Kensington and Fairfield have excellent links with local residents and work hard at ensuring they come to all our community meetings and problem solving groups, they are able to take advantage of a huge number of tip-offs and intelligence directly from residents who feel comfortable passing it over to officers they trust.
This means that periodically the police officers who work in our ward are able to carry out special operations to follow up on all the report they receive. I was delighted to hear back from our Sergeant, Simon Joyce today on their latest efforts, and he has particularly asked me to share this information with my readers and thank you for your help in supporting our work to reduce Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in our area.
"Between Monday 28th January and 2nd February 2013, police officers and partners working in Kensington, Fairfield and Tuebrook, undertook a week of action addressing the concerns of the community.
As a result of this initiative I am pleased to provide you with an update of the outcomes which can be read on the attached Liverpool Echo link. This initiative is now being 'rolled out' in other areas of Liverpool North.
Of particular note, was the execution of a Drugs warrant in Fairfield at which a sub machine gun and ammunition were recovered in working order.
Forensic tests are being completed to ascertain if it has been discharged in Merseyside. Drugs and a large amount of money were also seized. A female and her son were arrested.
Further to the above a drugs warrant was executed at a house in Anglezark Close this week after several reports of Drugs Dealing - 2 people were arrested for personal possession of a small amount of Heroin and Crack Cocaine. There was no evidence to substantiate claims of drug dealing from the premises.
I would like to thank those of you who participated and supported us during this initiative."
Sergeant Simon Joyce, Tuebrook Police Station, Liverpool