Police step up village patrols

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POLICE patrols are stepping up to keep a check on village youths.

Community Beat Manager Paul Dent told members of Widdrington Station and Stobswood Parish Council that while it has been a quieter year than usual for unruly behaviour, officers will continue to monitor the area for potential problems.

“The winter plan is now swinging into operation and there will be extra patrols covering Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night and in the run-up to Christmas,” he said.

“We have already been out, but it has been one of the quieter years so far, although there has been a bit of alcohol seized.

“But we are not letting up and work is still going on to keep our foot on the pedal.”