Officers play a part in clear up of town

Pc Spencer and CSO Duddridge with the other volunteers at the litter pick.
Pc Spencer and CSO Duddridge with the other volunteers at the litter pick.

Police have joined forces with volunteers to take part in a clean up of a nationwide cycle route.

The officers joined more than 15 Sustrans volunteers in the clean up of a milelong stretch of National Cycle Network Route 72 Hadrian’s Cycleway at Wallsend, which is also part of the coast to coast route.

Pc Tom Spencer and CSO Nathan Duddridge helped the volunteers collect 18 full bags of rubbish and vegetation in the community litter pick.

Pc Spencer said: “The aim of the litter pick was to help keep the area free of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and create a nicer environment for those visiting the area from other parts of the UK and abroad.”

Tackling ASB is the aim of the latest Northumbria Police campaign ‘Report it to sort it’ which recognises how ASB affects people’s quality of life.

Sustrans champions coordinator Sarah Donnelly said: “The support we had for this event was fantastic.

“We welcome anyone that would like to help us keep these paths useable and attractive places to cycle and walk.”