Policing Matters: Your Northumbria
Welcome to the latest update from Amble Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT). I hope you had a nice summer. This is always a busy period from a policing point of view. There are a lot more people in the area over the summer months as tourists come to the fantastic Northumberland coast. More people means more calls to the police about all sorts of things. One week in August Northumbria Police recorded the largest number of calls on 999 or 101 this year so far at 13,709 not far off 2000 a day.
Other day to day business we have been dealing with is antisocial behaviour (ASB). We work closely with Northumberland Council Community Safety Officers and Housing Officers to deal with individuals and addresses which are causing annoyance and disruption to the community.
Four Community Protection Warning Notices have been served over the last few weeks, to individuals living in Amble, after complaints and consultation with members of the community. These notices set out specifically, to each recipient, what behaviour is causing problems to others and explains that should it continue they are liable to a fixed penalty fine or summons to court.
During August there was a burglary to the chemists on Queen Street where a safe containing controlled drugs was stolen. Officers from Amble NPT quickly identified suspects and together with CID officers arrested two local males and after house searches a quantity of the stolen drugs was recovered. The following day a third male was arrested and two were charged with burglary and found guilty at court.
Colin Moore was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison and fined £300 whilst Jamie Easton was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months and a condition to take part in rehabilitation activity.
Staying on the subject of drugs, a couple of weeks ago Amble NPT executed a drugs search warrant at an address in Amble. I know there are some local concerns around drugs in the town and would urge anyone with any information about individuals or addresses to contact police either by ringing 101, online via Northumbria Police website, email email@example.com or by contacting Crime Stoppers on 0800555111.
A male has been arrested on suspicion of arson after several fires in Amble. On 29 August a caravan was set on fire which then spread to a shed. There were also some rubbish bins set on fire. Anyone with any information about these or any other crimes, please contact police. These more serious crimes are thankfully rare in Amble and with your help we will be able to keep it that way.
Thanks for your time.
Ian Forster, Neighbourhood Police Sergeant
Police contact details
For on-going incidents Police can be contacted on the following numbers;
To report an incident which is happening now call Emergency 999. For all other Police reports or historic incidents contact Non-Emergency 101.
If you wish to contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team you can on any of the following E-mail addresses. This can be used as a way to contact officers with any concerns or with local information but please be aware that this is not continually monitored, but a supervisor or the officer will be in touch as soon as they can.
Amble Neighbourhood Police Team work closely with Northumberland County Council and our point of contact is Judith Davis, ASB Officer who is also happy to receive e-mail contact regarding Anti-Social Behaviour matters which may be occurring. Her email is: Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org