Increase Police Presence in Liverpool City Centre Between 8pm-6am

Increase Police Presence in Liverpool City Centre Between 8pm-6am

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Josh Ormrod started this petition to Merseyside Police

Recently, we have seen countless assaults in Liverpool’s Concert Square and it’s surrounding areas. There have been several hate crimes committed against the LGBT+ community, numerous incidents involving dangerous weapons, and a murder. All in the past month. As a central location for Liverpool’s nightlife, we need to feel safe and able to enjoy ourselves in our city without fear of falling victim to yet another senseless act of violence. This is becoming less and less possible, and though the police stated that there would be increased patrols, evidently not enough has been done to prevent these occurrences. 

As a victim of one of these assaults, this is very personal to me. I was assaulted by a stranger on Fleet Street in the early hours of the morning while leaving a club, and hospitalised. My attack was motivated by homophobia, but I am not the only victim of this bigoted violence - there have been at least 5 attacks related to sexuality since the beginning of June. 

We need to feel safe in our city. We need those with the power to prevent these occurrences to do more, to protect us from harm and catch those who wish to harm us. This has to stop, before it escalates any further. Increased police presence in Liverpool’s most popular nightlife areas between the hours of 8pm to 6am may not completely solve this problem, but would act as an effective deterrent to anyone who might commit one of these crimes, and allow those of us who simply wish to enjoy ourselves in the city we love to feel safe and protected from harm. 

We will not be silent. 

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