Liverpool police raid wrong house after warrant misread

Police in Liverpool raided the wrong house after misreading the address on the warrant.

Officers battered down the door of a property in Tuebrook on Monday but should have been at a nearby house.

The resident, who asked to be known only as Martin, said he was disgusted by the mistake.

Merseyside Police said: "The force does carry out rigorous checks prior to the execution of warrants but unfortunately on rare occasions errors are made."

They added: "The damaged door was secured at the scene and we have been in contact with the resident to reassure them that we will reimburse the cost of any necessary repairs or a replacement door."

But Martin said: "Of course mistakes can happen with human beings but these are supposed to be professional people.

"If a police officer can't read and understand a warrant and how to execute it then how can anyone have faith in the police?"

He said he has been unable to stay at his house since the raid as the door has not been repaired.

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