Police pound city newsbeat to deliver Post anti-crime story

Policemen in Liverpool turned into paperboys for the evening Echo to bring home the message about an operation targeting a crime-ridden housing estate.

The 250th arrest of three-week Operation Spool was that of 26-year-old Billy Gee whose house was raided at 7am. The Echo featured the story on its front page that day and Inspector Mark Harrison decided to hand deliver 100 copies of that day’s paper to Gee’s neighbours with three other colleagues.

Harrison said: “All of our recent work is with the help of the community, information we are receiving about criminals on the Grizedale.

“The coverage in the Echo shows that we are acting on all this information. I wanted to take that news personally to the people we are serving to make their estate safer.

Echo assistant news editor Gregg Fray said: “We’ve been leading the way on stories about this particular estate covering every police action taking place.

“The police have been pretty chuffed with the coverage.”

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