Neighbourhood priorities

Neighbourhood Priorities

April 2017:

We continue to see a reduction in ASB incidents in the area and throughout the force.

What you told us….

Illegal loan sharks have been highlighted as a possible problem in Byker town. Residents have reported issues in relation to high interest rates for borrowing money.

 

What we are doing about it…..

Whilst on patrol in the area and by working with partner agencies we have been made aware of potential issues involving loan sharks.

The local housing agency, YHN, have highlighted some areas of concern that have been brought to their attention by local residents & other agencies.

Meetings have been arranged between Police and partner agencies to address the behaviour of those offering illegal loans.

Police resources and partner agencies will be tasked into the area to deal with complaints of illegal loans.

We will continue focus our attention on these issues monitoring other issues throughout Byker.

In addition residents can ring in confidence 0300 555 2222 or email reportloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk.