Visit to Pegswood pleases the police

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GOING on the move to Pegswood has been hailed a success by the police.

A Northumbria Police mobile unit was taken to the village for a weekend last month and residents had the chance to have their say about issues where they would like action to be taken.

The majority of people, 61 per cent, said they had no such concerns when asked by neighbourhood officers Mick Leybourne and Lee Taylor and Community Support Officer Emma Grey.

Of those who did raise some matters – 32 out of the 82 questioned – the main ones included dog poo (11), speeding (seven), anti-social behaviour (five), parking (three), lack of facilities for children and young people (two), crime (two) and litter (one).

As a result, the identified neighbourhood priorities for March are speeding and anti-social behaviour.

Morpeth Sector Neighbourhood Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: “I believe the mobile unit visit was a resounding success and a decent number of residents were pleased to see us as it gave them a chance to discuss things in detail with officers.”

The issues raised that were not police related have been referred to the Force’s relevant partner agencies.

l Police are still appealing for information after the speed camera in Pegswood was damaged in an arson attack.

It appeared from the damage, which took place between January 2 and January 16, that someone poured an accelerant over the camera and set light to it.

Anyone with information about the offence should contact Morpeth police on 101, extension 69191.