New students to Merseyside were welcomed, as Fresher’s Week in Liverpool began, by British Transport Police (BTP).
Officers from the Liverpool City Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) will be at Liverpool Lime Street station over the next few weeks to welcome new students and reassure passengers in the area.
Sergeant Tony Banks, of BTP, said: “Crime in and around Merseyside is low, however our priority is to make sure that all passengers who use the rail network are safe. We have officers working throughout the day and into the early hours, when we know people feel most fearful.
“Working together with Merseyside Police and the train operating companies, we endeavour to protect and reassure those travelling into the city. We carry out regular high-visibility patrols at stations and onboard trains to deter anti-social behaviour.
“We will also be visiting Universities in the coming weeks to introduce ourselves and hand out crime prevention advice to ensure the students are able to avoid becoming victims of crime.”
The dedicated NPT of officers, based at Lime Street station, police the rail network from Liverpool out to Runcorn, Wildes, Rainhill and Thatto Heath.