*** PLEASE NOTE THE OPERATION LIONESS TOWN CENTRE ENGAGMENT DATES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED ***
Operation Lioness is an initiative set-up in 2021 by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) targeting the night-time economy as part of continued efforts to tackle violence against women and girls and help ensure those enjoying their evenings can do so safely.
It was set up in response to the nationwide call for police forces to crack down on violence against women and girls.
On Wednesday 14th and Friday 14th September a dedicated team of officers will be in Altrincham Town Centre to provide more information.
Wednesday 14th September – Shaws Road, Altrincham. 1500-2100.
Friday 16th September - Shaws Road, Altrincham. 1700-2300.
Main aims of #OpLioness:
- Ensuring town centres during the night-time economy hours are kept safe, well managed and welcoming. Our officers will assist with this and are actively involved in tackling violence against women.
- Providing dedicated officers in high vis foot patrols.
Partner Agencies that will be involved with #OpLioness:
- Pub Watch
- VLPs – underage drinkers, license checks, SIA checks.
- Taxi license checks
- Street pastors
- COVID marshals – to help with the taxi marshals and safe streets initiative.
GMP want YOU to have a great night out! As part of #OpLioness, you will see an increase of officers on Friday and Saturday night that are proactively patrolling venues and hotspots in Greater Manchester. This is part of a force wide operation to tackle violence directed towards women especially on nights out in the city and town centres. A dedicated policing team will be out in hi-vis uniform in our towns and city centres to ensure that people feel safe whilst they are out.
Keep an eye out for increased police visibility on Friday and Saturday during #OpLioness to tackle violence against women on nights out.
#WatchOut | Keep an eye out for increased police visibility for #OpLioness which tackles violence and predatory behaviour on women on your next night out.