Community logs on to crime debate

POLICE are praising the residents of Amble who took part in an online public meeting.

The meeting last Thursday saw more than 20 people log on to speak to police and around 30 comments and questions came in from members of the public.

Alnwick Neighbourhood Inspector Sue Peart and Sergeant Neville Wharrier ran the event and answered questions on a range of local issues.

Insp Peart said: “This is the second of the online public meetings that we’ve held for the residents of Amble and on both occasions we’ve had an excellent response and some good feedback from the community.

“There were some interesting issues raised during the meeting about some of the local people’s main concerns including anti-social driving, parking, speeding and anti-social behaviour.

“By coming online and speaking with us, residents are helping us focus our attentions to the issues that matter most in the community.”

Sgt Wharrier added: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the meeting and we’re planning to hold more of the online meetings in the future.

“We will be holding the usual face-to-face public meetings as normal and the public can see what’s planned and for when on the Northumbria police website or by speaking to a local officer.”