HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c920W
77. Mr. Parry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has received a report from the chief constable of Merseyside police concerning the recent disturbances in the Granby area of Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

We are informed by the Merseyside police that at about 8.20 pm on 5 February a police inspector and a sergeant responded to a report of youths, armed with bricks, gathering in Granby street, Liverpool 8. The officers were driving along Granby street when their car was rammed by a stolen vehicle. Bricks were thrown at the police vehicle. The sergeant suffered minor facial injuries.

Two police vehicles summoned to assist the two officers were also attacked.

Three other vehicles were later set on fire. When the Merseyside fire service arrived they were attacked with missiles and withdrew. Police reinforcements and a police helicopter were then deployed. The youths dispersed and order was restored by 11 pm. The police estimate that about 200 people were involved in the disturbances. Following the disturbances one person was arrested and charged with violent disorder and criminal damage to a police vehicle.