Sunday marked the annual ‘Mischief Night’ – an unwelcome tradition among anti-social youngsters to cause havoc in Liverpool.
This year saw two serious incidents, in an otherwise quiet night in the suburbs.
Three people were arrested following an injury to a police officer. Merseyside Police patrolled the area around Longmoor Lane, only to be attacked by a group of youths. Two teenagers and an 18-year-old have been arrested after the attack, which saw fireworks and bricks launched at police vehicles.
A spokesman said: “Two boys aged 16 and 17, and one man aged 18, all from the local area were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and will be questioned by investigators. Damaging emergency vehicles is utterly selfish and affects the force’s ability to get to those who need our help.
“We hope in the coming days that those responsible will reflect on how they would feel if their loved ones needed help and emergency services were unable to get to them.”
Secondly, the police have appealed for information following a fire in Morton on Sunday. At around 6:50pm, fire services attended Pasture Road following reports of a firework being directed at a property.
The resulting firework caused a fire in the flat above a shop and the suspects fled towards Moreton Cross before police arrived.
Detective Inspector Ruth Tickle said: “Thankfully no one was injured during this incident but there was significant damage to the entire property which will be hard to replace.
“The incident was extremely distressing for the victim involved and we are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry including CCTV in the local area.
“I would ask anyone who was on Pasture Road yesterday evening who saw anything suspicious or has any information which could assist the investigation to please come forward. Any information you have could be vital to our ongoing investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with the reference 22000797724.
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