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Police pour more resources into fighting burglary in Crosby and Litherland

NEIGHBOURHOOD police teams in Crosby and Litherland are working hard to protect residents from burglary.

Crime figures show that there were 14 burglaries in Crosby during November, compared to 28 during November, 2011.

In Litherland, there were 62 burglaries during November, compared to 50 during the same month the previous year.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police confirmed there had been a reduction in reported burglaries in the Crosby area on the previous year.

The spokesman said that increased resources had been poured in to Sefton to tackle the problem, and that arrests had been made.

Khalid Morny, aged 24, of Peel Road, Bootle, was charged with two counts of burglary following an incident in Crosby on December 6. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court in the New Year.

A 15-year-old male was charged with burglary following an incident in Litherland on November 29. He was sentenced to a 12- month detention and youth training order at Liverpool Crown Court on December 19.

Blundellsands Councillor Peter Papworth told the Herald that his house had been broken into.

He said: “I was burgled on November , 2011, and then again earlier this year (2012). I understand the police are now on top of the problem.”

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “"Working in partnership with CID and roads policing, neighbourhood teams from Litherland, Crosby and Blundellsands are working hard to drive down burglaries in their areas.

"Significant resources have been put into areas affected by this type of crime, including high visibility patrols out on the street and officers targeting suspected offenders.

"We are also working with other agencies, including the local authority and housing associations, to make homes safer in Sefton by providing home security assessments.”

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