Crackdown on illegal fishing and ASB in Ince Blundell
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Merseyside Police and partner agencies in Sefton are cracking down on illegal fishing, poaching, trespass and anti-social behaviour that has blighted the lives of residents in Ince Blundell.
On Friday (23 October), Operation Leviathan was launched, which will see the force’s Rural & Wildlife Crime Team joined by the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust to target fish theft and illegal fishing as well as criminality associated with it across Merseyside.
In recent months, the site at Ince Blundell Hall on Park Wall Road has suffered criminal damage, public order offences, drug misuse, anti-social behaviour and theft offences associated with people using the site to fish illegally.
The site is home to a care home for elderly residents, and Merseyside Police - along with partner agencies including the Environment Agency - are committed to preventing further offending.
During police visits to the site, 48 people have been prosecuted, with five currently going through the courts and 41 of those 48 found not to have fishing rod licenses