Village virtually free of crime and disorder

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Seahouses in January is seemingly a safe place to live, with the latest figures revealing just one reported crime in the village last month.

PC Andy Harle told members of North Sunderland Parish Council that the only crime reported to police last month was damage to a motor vehicle.

He said inquiries into the incident – when a car parked outside the Bamburgh Castle Hotel was scratched – are currently ongoing.

“In terms of crime there has been virtually nothing, and there have been no reports of disorder at all,” said PC Harle, who was speaking at January’s meeting of the parish council.

Responding to an earlier query from Coun David Donaldson, asking if the police were able to get out and about ‘on the beat’, PC Harle, who has been covering Seahouses since November, said: “When we have an overlap of shifts, we will try and get out on foot if we can.”

PC Harle added that he would keep an eye on the public toilets, after a councillor told him there had been minor vandalism there.

“There’s been some youths who have rolled toilet rolls down the path, and kicked the bin over making a mess,” he said.

“The council has come the next day and cleaned it up.”

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