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Residents in Newcastle's east end turn out in force to meet officers at Byker Family Fun Day
02 Aug | 10:17

The event was hosted by the Byker Community Trust and was well-received by the public

Residents in the east end of Newcastle turned out in force this week – to meet their local police officers.

Dozens of families in Byker turned out to meet their neighbourhood cops at a “Family Fun Day” on Wednesday.

It was hosted by the Byker Community Trust and had a host of different stalls and activities for local people.

Bouncy castles, swings and face painting were all well used by children enjoying their summer holidays.

And officers also used it as an opportunity to talk to people about their concerns and explain what is being done to tackle the big issues in the area.

Acting Sergeant Scott Jamieson said: “It was a great day and I want to say a big thank you to the Trust for organising it.

“It gave us a great chance to meet with some of the residents living in our area who we may not ordinarily have a chance to speak to.

“We had some good discussions around anti-social behaviour and drug use and explained a bit about the tactics we are using.

“But it also gave people a chance to have a sit in our police cars and have a bit of fun with the officers. It was a great day and we are looking forward to the next one.”

Anyone with concerns about policing in their neighbourhood can visit the Northumbria Police website and report information online.

You can also use our live chat function or contact officers by phone by calling 101.


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