Protest at the Suites Hotel

Close up of the side of a police van

Following protests outside the Suites Hotel in Knowsley on Friday 10 February 2022, Merseyside's Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell has today (Saturday 11th February) released the following statement.

Emily said: "Like everyone, I was deeply shocked and concerned at the scenes of violence in Knowsley on Friday event.
"The behaviour on show was utterly unacceptable, putting police officers and the public in danger.
"There is absolutely no excuse for this type of behaviour.
"In the wake of those appalling scenes, I've been meeting with partners to discuss what took place and how we can work together to prevent any repeat of such unacceptable violence and disorder, while also providing vital reassurance and support to our communities.
"Merseyside Police's investigation continues. High visibility patrols are ongoing and a dispersal order is in place. Work will continue in the days and weeks ahead to keep our communities safe.
"My thanks go to the officers who showed such bravery last night and who are working around the clock.
"I would urge anyone with any information or concerns to contact Merseyside Police or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, with reference 23000121093. 
"If, for any reason, you do not wish to report a hate crime to the police, I commission the independent charity Stop Hate UK to run a 24/7 confidential helpline for all victims of hate crime on 0800 138 1625 or You can also download the Stop Hate UK reporting app on Google Play or the Apple App Store."