Flat tyres ‘not coincidence’

AFTER two flat tyres in as many weeks, Trish Tweedie no longer feels safe parking in Liverpool’s Warren Serviceway car park.

Ms Tweedie, who travels into the central business district for work from outside of the area, said the Liverpool Council-owned car park had become a hot spot for anti-social behaviour.

‘‘I spoke to other people at work and they’d also suffered punctures around the same time,’’ Ms Tweedie said.

‘‘There have been too many incidents for it to be a coincidence and the way the screws are positioned it looks like someone has intentionally put them behind the wheel.

‘‘People could be left stranded there and be vulnerable to attack. It’s very dangerous.

‘‘There’s not enough security at that car park. There’s one person but it’s a big station. I’d like to see the police patrol the area, too.’’

A Liverpool Council spokeswoman said the council regularly patrols the car park and was investigating the matter and reviewing the car park’s security video footage.

She said this was the only complaint of this nature the council had received and the car park had not been singled out as a higher risk than others.

‘‘One security contractor patrols the car park and two attendants oversee the day-to-day operations,’’ she said.

Liverpool Detective Inspector Dean Johnstone said there had been a few incidents of anti-social behaviour near the library and the Warren Serviceway car park over the past six months.

He said it was plausible that tyres could be deflated intentionally.

‘‘I haven’t had any reports of that yet but I’ll speak to ourintell and and investigate it,’’ Detective Inspector Johnstone said.

‘‘I will task some patrols to this area right now and I would also ask that if people do notice anything at all suspicious — whether it be damage to their cars or anything else — they should report it to the police straight away.’’

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