Police cut the number of sergeants in north Northumberland
The number of police sergeants across the North Northumberland Area has been chopped.
Northumbria Police has reviewed staffing levels as a result of Government cuts.
There will now be four sergeants in the North Northumberland Area, instead of five.
Sgt Sharon Wilmore-Greaves will cover the Alnwick and Rothbury sector, while Sgt Neville Wharrier will look after Wooler and Seahouses.
Sgt Ian Forster will oversee Amble and Rural Morpeth (Hadston, Broomhill, Red Row, Widdrington, Druridge, Cresswell and HMP Northumberland, Acklington). Sgt Andy Pullen will cover Berwick.
The transfer between supervision will officially take effect on Monday.
The neighbourhood officers will remain the same and there is a current recruitment drive to bring the teams back up to strength following recent retirements and relocations.