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Merseyside Police has confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Anfield has today been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault following an incident in Townsend Lane, Anfield yesterday where a suspected petrol bomb was thrown in the direction of police officers.
Police say the man has been taken to a police station to be interviewed and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.
This news comes after police confirmed that they have also arrested a 25-year-old male on suspicion of drugs offences in relation to the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Police forces in the North West are joining a national week of action against modern slavery and human trafficking.
Officers will be carrying out educational visits to businesses that employ a large number of foreign workers and raising awareness of what they say is a growing problem.
Lancashire police say they have made 25 arrests linked to trafficking and slavery over the past 5 years. Over the past year, they have seen 32 referrals of vulnerable adults and children who were identified as potential victims or at risk.
"It is a complex area of policing and identifying it can be difficult, but we are already making progress in Lancashire.
"Only last month we became the first force in England and Wales to obtain an Interim Slavery and Trafficking Order against a man in Nelson.
"In June and July we executed warrants in Blackburn and Preston in which three Romanian women were found to be the victims of slavery and trafficking and are now being supported in their home country, with those arrested and charged awaiting further court proceedings."
As well as the public awareness campaign this week, Lancashire Police say they will be raising awareness among officers and carrying out refresher training.