Local police team moves to new base

The new police station at Arms Evertyne House in Blyth.
The new police station at Arms Evertyne House in Blyth.

Police in Blyth have now moved to a new base in the town.

Blyth neighbourhood policing team has today (Thursday), relocated to Arms Evertyne House on Quay Road in Blyth.

The move comes as the force seeks to make sure officers are based in locations which are easily accessible and offer value for money.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said: “The new premises are in a modern building which is shared with other agencies including the local council.

“This is a busy location which is easy for people to access and best meets the needs of our communities.

“This accommodation also has much lower running costs than our older station which is also an important factor.

“Importantly it places the team at the heart of the community and helps them to remain highly visible to local people.”

The new office, which is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, is available for members of the public to report crimes or seek advice.

Temporary Chief Superintendent Sharon Stavers, Northern Area Commander, said: “We have planned this re-location for some time and are pleased we have now made this move which will benefit our local communities.

“Our officers will continue to deliver a community focused neighbourhood policing service from their new base.”

Blyth police station will now be put up for sale with proceeds put back into policing.