Latest Merseyside Police Rural Crime Alerts
Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Man banned after capturing wild tawny owls
A man has been disqualified from keeping birds after capturing wild owls and keeping them in cramped conditions with no access to clean water.
Thursday, 18 August 2022
Police in St Helens and Warrington in cross-border crime crackdown
The initiative has seen officers from Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team working with Merseyside Police to patrol areas between the two towns, including Burtonwood, Winwick, Croft and Culcheth.
Saturday, 2 July 2022
Bolton: Stolen vehicles found on caravan site amid Operation Avro
Suspected stolen vehicles, caravans and plant machinery were found after police raided a caravan site as part of a major operation.
Thursday, 26 May 2022
Two men arrested after £50k in stolen property and £10k cash seized by police
On Thursday officers in the south of the county along with colleagues from Merseyside police carried out a cross-border operation focusing on rural crime.
Saturday, 14 May 2022
Birds injured with slingshot along Leeds/Liverpool canal
On May 9, West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife & Rural Crime posted this on Facebook.
Friday, 25 March 2022
Numerous stolen vehicles seized and cars taken off the road in rural crime crackdown
Police have seized a number of stolen vehicles, and dealt with people for numerous driving offences in a two-day crackdown on rural roads.
Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Five horses killed in suspected arson attack at St Helens stables
After the fire was put out almost two hours later, the remains of five horses were found.
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Detectives appeal for information after man found with gunshot injury in Hale, Widnes
Merseyside Police detectives are now investigating after a man was found with a gunshot injury in Hale, Widnes on Tuesday night, 15 December.
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Appeal following attempted robbery in St Helens
Detectives are appealing for more information following a report of an attempted robbery in St Helens on Friday 7 January.
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Crackdown on illegal fishing and ASB in Ince Blundell
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.
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
Search for owner as dead dog found padlocked in suitcase and dumped in Liverpool river
The padlocked pink suitcase was spotted by a dog walker at the side of the River near the Speake and Garston coastal reserve on Tuesday (11th January).
Statement from DCC Ian Critchley following incident involving a deer in Bootle on Sunday, 26 September
Following comments on social media in relation to the incident involving a deer in Bootle on Sunday night, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley has released the following statement to clarify the difficult decisions officers eventually had to make.