Bootle – Is being in a gang all that life offers to some of our youngsters

The Liverpool Echo has the story – See link above

This is a sad reflection on our times. Can we offer nothing more to young men than the opportunity to be involved in gangs and the violence that flows from such a way of life?

Maghull – Maricourt High School/Maghull Station – Student assaulted and gang issues

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

It’s hard to tell from this Echo report whether either incident on Friday 18th March is a cause for wider concern or not. However, I suspect that both events, related or otherwise, have the potential to be a worry for families with students at Maricourt High School or indeed at other local schools but who use Maghull Station.