Residents voice their concerns over crime

Speeding, anti-social behaviour, rural crime and parking – these are the concerns of residents living in areas of the Morpeth policing sector.

The issues were raised last month when officers spoke to people from Longhorsley, Eshott, Acklington, West Thirston, Hadston and Pegswood.

Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves, of the Morpeth neighbourhood policing team, said that action will be taken to combat the major problems.

She added that an operation is in place to tackle speeding and nuisance drivers.

Last month, officers conducted 1,436 vehicle checks throughout the policing sector, including Acklington, West Thirston, Longhorsley, Widdrington and Red Row, and seven warnings were issued.

She said that Operation Gatsby runs in conjunction with game keepers and land users to prevent and detect rural crime.