Fourteen join police for first meeting over internet

POLICE in Ashington have praised the public for responding to their first online meeting.

Ashington Neighbourhood Sergeant Mick Kelliher and Acting Sergeant Anthony Pattison ran the online public meeting last week via the Northumbria Police website, to give residents the chance to log on and ask officers questions and raise concerns.

A total of 14 people in total took part and almost 30 comments and questions were posted.

Sgt Pattison said: “The meeting was very useful and covered a wide range of topics.

“Issues such as traffic problems, anti-social behaviour, drinking in public and inappropriate use of bicycles were all raised and spoken about.

“There were some useful and positive comments received and some excellent intelligence passed to us which we will act on.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part, the meeting won’t be replacing face-to-face public meetings but is just another way of trying to speak to those in our communities.”

There are more meetings planned for the near future and these will be advertised via the Northumbria Police website.

Visit www.northumbria.police.uk for more details.