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New Cramlington police base set to benefit residents

23 Nov 2016 08:08 AM

Cramlington base [View Full Size]

Neighbourhood police officers in Cramlington are moving to a new neighbourhood base at the heart of Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Dudley Lane.

From Wednesday, November 23, the new offices will be open to the public, providing exactly the same opening hours as the old premises in Forum Way - Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Members of the public can call in to report a crime, ask for crime prevention advice, or arrange to meet an officer to discuss any local policing issues.

Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, said: “These new premises are in a busy location which is easy for people to access and best meets the needs of the local community. Through public consultation, local residents have told us that being at the heart of the shopping centre is an ideal location. All savings made from this move will be reinvested back into policing.”

Chief Superintendent Sharon Stavers said: "There are large numbers of local people and visitors coming to Manor Walks Shopping Centre which makes it an ideal place for our neighbourhood team to be based. Our officers have also spoken to local people and businesses who tell us they support the move."

Following the re-location Cramlington police station will be put up for sale and the proceeds from it put back into policing

To contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or visit the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk

Pictured, an artist's impression of how the new Cramlington neighbourhood base will look in Manor Walks Shopping Centre