On Friday 10 February 2023, a protest against the housing of asylum seekers at the Suites Hotel in Kirkby descended into acts of violence, criminal damage, and disorder.
Those involved in the disorder on the evening equated to a small minority of people, who do not represent Knowsley and its residents.
Following the incident, a large amount of misinformation has been and continues to be circulated online.
As a result, some members of the community are concerned about safety and tensions in the area.
Knowsley Council and its partners are working to reassure the community and ensure that people have access to factual information to allay any concerns.
As a key partner working with residents in the borough, we need your support.
Please read this briefing below fully and share the information contained.