Police patrols help keep crime low

EXTRA patrols contributed to low levels of crime and disorder over the Easter weekend, according to police.

The Easter weekend saw increased police patrols in Alnwick and Amble to ensure the safety of people enjoying a night out in both towns.

Police were pleased to note there were only a few incidents of crime and disorder in both locations.

In Alnwick, a window was broken at Louis Steakhouse in the Market Place while one youth was arrested for a minor assault in Fenkle Street.

Alnwick Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said: “Extra high-visibility patrols have contributed to low levels of crime and disorder in Alnwick and Amble over the weekend.

“Where trouble occurred swift and positive action was taken to apprehend offenders. We will continue to work with our communities to ensure Alnwick and the surrounding areas are a safe place to visit and to enjoy a night out.”