Riot cops seal off Shakespeare Street in huge incident

25th February 2023

Riot cops and police dogs were called to a significant incident on Shakespeare Street this afternoon as officers attended to arrest a male who had breached a non-molestation order.

The road is currently closed off from Duke Street to Portland Street as part of a large-scale operation with dozens of emergency service personnel attending.

Riot cops and police dog units, as well as paramedics, have been attending a properly just off Shakespeare Street near to the Salvation Army centre.

On-scene reporters witnessed approximately 20 officers, including canine units, enter an alleyway on Shakespeare Street between the Barbershoppe and Brass Pig at around 5pm this evening.

Two officers with riot shields returned approximately 45 minutes later.

Police have completely closed off a large section of road and are asking the public to stay away.

Paramedics have also attended the property and remain on scene.

In a statement Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that emergency services are on Shakespeare Street in Southport this afternoon (Saturday 25th February).

“At around 3pm officers attended an address on Shakespeare Street to arrest a male following a breach of a non-molestation order.

“A scene is in place in the area as a precaution whilst officers engage with the male inside the house and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

“Thanks to all members of the public for their patience while this matter is being dealt with.”