Information, support and advice for anyone affected
by gun and gang crime in Merseyside

We have charged a woman with firearms offences after a shotgun & ammunition were recovered by officers following a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Have you seen Anthony Reilly, #wanted in connection with a serious assault? Reilly has links to Princess Drive,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

We recovered a handgun from a shed on St William Way #Thornton on Friday - the 5th firearm recovered from South Sef… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Did you witness a serious road traffic collision involving a motorbike in Greenwood Court, Clock Face #StHelens at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

We're appealing for info after shots were fired at a front door on Gowrie Grove in #Seaforth just after 9.50pm on S… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

WORRIED YOUR CHILD IS INVOLVED?

As a parent, the last thing you want to see is your child come to any harm, but unless you intervene now, it's likely your child will get hurt or end up behind bars.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING INVOLVED IN GUN CRIME

  • If they're found with a weapon, they will go to jail for a minimum of 5 years, even if they're carrying it for someone else
  • You don't have to be the person carrying the gun to go to jail
  • People who carry guns are more likely to become injured themselves
  • People who carry guns put the rest of their family and friends lives' at risk.

TALK TO PARENTS OF YOUR CHILD'S FRIENDS

It's likely that the parents of your child's friends are also worried sick. Talk to them and try and work together to try and stop your children from getting deeper into trouble.

IF THINGS GET WORSE

If you suspect your child is getting deeper into trouble and may have even used a gun against someone, you should report it, even if you know they will get into trouble. It's better they get into trouble now than get seriously injured or even killed.

YOU DON"T HAVE TO BE
THE PERSON CARRYING
THE GUN TO BE CONVICTED
OF GUN CRIME

Gun Crime: The Facts

THOSE WHO CARRY A GUN FOR PROTECTION ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET INJURED THEMSELVES

HOW DO I REPORT A GUN CRIME

Crimestoppers: Report anonymously