Week of action in community

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Officers from the Ashington have launched phase two of Operation Community Pride.

In a week of action, officers will target those suspected of burglary and the handling of stolen goods in Ashington.

Phase one of Community Pride launched last October and a number of offenders were arrested for the supply of Class-A drugs and police were joined by key partners in a month of action tackling the issues affecting residents the most.

Since then officers from the Ashington Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working relentlessly to make Ashington a safer place to live and work in, and have focused their attention on burglars and those suspected of handling stolen goods in the area.

T/Superintendent for Northern Area Command, Jamie Pitt, said: “The first phase of Operation Community Pride was a real success and we had great feedback from the community.

“Since then officers have been working tirelessly to address another issue of concern for residents of Ashington - burglary and theft - and we have already made a good number of arrests.

“This week is about turning up the pressure on burglars and thieves operating in our community and bringing them to justice.

“Our mobile police station will be parked up on Station Road from Monday to Thursday and we urge residents to pop in.”