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Appeal following two burglaries in Knowsley

News   •   Feb 12, 2019 14:51 GMT

We can confirm officers are currently investigating after two incidents of burglary at Knowsley Industrial Park yesterday, Monday, 11 February.

Officers were called to the first incident at around 6.40pm to reports that a truck had been driven into the gates to the yard of Metal Build on Draw Well Road, Kirkby. The truck is described as a large tipper truck with a green metal container with red writing on the side.

Two men are reported to have grabbed a number of items, including steel, before leaving the scene in the truck. A police car blocked the path of the vehicle on Lees Road then the truck attempted to ram the police car and drove off in the direction of Acorns Field Road and was seen on Broad Lane and Bewley Drive.

When the truck reached Harleston Road it hit a number of vehicles before the two men abandoned it and made off in a white transit van. One of the men is described as white and of stocky build.

All stolen items were recovered and no one was hurt in the incident.

The second incident happened at around 11.10pm on Newstet Road, Kirkby, to reports that a white or grey transit van had been driven into the gates of a scrap yard and a number of items taken, including tools. Some of the stolen items were recovered and are currently being forensically examined.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Inspector Phillip Mullally said: “We take offences of this nature very seriously as it affects local businesses and also the local community. Luckily nobody was hurt in either of these incidents but the actions of the offenders were reckless and someone could have been seriously injured when the truck hit parked cars if they had been occupied.

“We would ask anyone who has any information to get in touch and help us solve these crimes, we’re currently investigating the incidents looking at CCTV and carrying out forensic examinations to bring the offenders to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police @MerPolCC, 101 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting references 1075 and 0847 of 11 February.