Residents are being urged to take extra care following a number of emails to OTS News regarding suspicious activity in Churchgate today (Friday 12 May).

One resident said: “Please warn anyone who lives in the Churchgate area to be aware of people checking out cars in driveways and scoping out the area.”

“A man was taking photo’s of cars parked in driveways this afternoon”

Reducing the Payoff

Reduce the profit that can be made from the crime, e.g. property marking make items identifiable and therefore less valuable, register mobile phone on immobilise.

Access Control

Prevent the criminal gaining access to the target, e.g. 1.8m fencing with trellis, prickly shrubs, lock windows and doors.


Make sure offenders would be visible if they carried out a crime by pruning/removing shrubs, install low level lighting, consider CCTV.

Contact numbers

Local Police neighbourhood Teams TELEPHONE 101

Margaret Jepson- Sefton Crime Alert Co-ordinator – Telephone 0151 777 3419