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Police cadets help residents prevent burglary

29 Nov 2016 11:52 AM

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North Tyneside Police Cadets have been helping officers deliver a burglary crime prevention message to residents.

Cadets have teamed up with police to hand out crime prevention leaflets to residents in Wallsend.

The cadets visited several streets in the North Tyneside town and spoke to 86 residents and posted 240 crime prevention leaflets to local homes.

Neighbourhood Sergeant James Brady said: "We really appreciate the additional helping hands of the volunteer police cadets. These youngsters are very enthusiastic and have been a big help to us in getting important crime prevention information across to residents.

"The main message is to simply make sure you keep your doors and windows locked. Often people are busy and just forget and this can make it all too easy for opportunist thieves to sneak-in to homes and steal.

"The cadets have done a great job talking to residents getting them on-board and they've had a very positive response from the people they've spoken to."

The cadets also carried out a questionnaire asking people about local issues that they would like the police to address in the future.

Anyone with concerns about crime or disorder where they live should contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 101.