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New neighbourhood officers for Rothbury

09 May 2017 13:18 PM

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Neighbourhood officers policing Rothbury want to introduce themselves to the Coquetdale Community.

Alnwick Neighbourhood Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves has also recently taken over as the Neighbourhood Sergeant for Rothbury, working alongside local Rothbury officers PCs Paul Sykes and Stu Brimble. The team also welcome a new addition, PC Phil Gibson, who has just joined them from Blyth. PC Gibson is an experienced officer who has been with the force for over 11 years.

Sgt Wilmore Greaves said: "I'm really pleased to now be working in the Rothbury area. It's a lovely part of the county and together with other members of the team we provide neighbourhood policing for areas around and including Alwinton, Elsdon, Rothley, Longframlington, Swarland and Powburn.

"This is a large rural area, but I know we have a great deal of community support for policing here in Coquetdale, which we really appreciate.

"We also have real support and additional eyes and ears of local people thanks to the thriving Farmwatch scheme. By working together, Farmwatch members and police regularly share information about suspicious activity, people and vehicles which really does make a big difference and helps us to tackle those committing crime in the area.

"In addition, we are grateful and rely on the local volunteer network who support the police including the Flood Wardens and Community Speed Watch Volunteers who play a valuable role in the community.

"We look forward to meeting both local residents as well as members of the business community as we carry out our regular police patrols.

For advice and crime prevention information visit http://www.northumbria.police.uk/advinfo or contact your local neighbourhood policing team on 101.

Pictured Left to right Sgt Sharon Wilmore-Greaves, Phil Gibson, Paul Sykes and Stu Brimble.