Police cadets help with burglary prevention

Police cadets pictured at Middle Engine Lane police station to start their crime-prevention visits.
Police cadets pictured at Middle Engine Lane police station to start their crime-prevention visits.

Police cadets in North Tyneside have been giving residents burglary crime-prevention advice.

The cadets are supporting Northern Area Command's burglary operation by visiting more than 300 homes in Wallsend to deliver leaflets and give residents crime-prevention advice on their doorstep.

This work runs alongside the police operation with extra patrols by officers in key areas targeting burglars to deter criminals.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said: "We're really proud of the contribution our cadets make to support our work in preventing crime, they're a real credit to us. Instead of taking the opportunity to relax on their school holidays, the cadets are volunteering their time to help their community and prevent crime.

"We've had some great feedback from residents who are happy to speak with the cadets and are pleased to receive advice they can put to good use."

For burglary crime-prevention information visit the Northumbria Police website.