Neighbourhood drop-in event

09 Feb 2015 10:32 AM

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Police held a community drop-in surgery at a Whitley Bay cafe recently.

Officers from Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team hosted the event at Coffee Central at Whitley Bay Metro Station.

They spoke to a number of residents and commuters who popped in for a chat with officers.

PC Richie Parker, neighbourhood officer for the town centre said: "These informal sessions are a good way for people to meet their local officers and talk about issues that matter to the community. Whether it's about a crime issue, to ask about crime prevention or just to make contact with the officer responsible for policing their neighbourhood.

"We had a good response from this session which we hope is convenient for residents and Metro users and have others planned.  We want to encourage people to take the time if they're in the area to spend a few minutes with us."

The next event to be held at the cafe is on Friday, February 13, from 10am to 11am.

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