Police making Waves on crime prevention

Pc Paul Mckenzie and Waves staff member Bradlee Welch.
Pc Paul Mckenzie and Waves staff member Bradlee Welch.

Visitors to a leisure centre were able to get crime prevention advice during a special event.

Officers from Whitley Bay neighbourhood policing team held a drop-in session at Waves Leisure Centre.

Local neighbourhood beat manager, Pc Paul Mckenzie, gave crime prevention advice to swimmers and those attending the gym.

He said: “These informal drop-in sessions are a good opportunity for residents to have a chat about any local issues or concerns.

“I spoke to a number of people and discussed a wide range of issues. I was also asked about how we are dealing with anti-social behaviour and problems about parking were also discussed.

“We’re always keen to talk to residents and find out more about the issues that matter to them.”

Children were given bookmarks and advice about staying safe when online.

Northumbria Police’s youth website – Ebeat - also provides information and advice for youngsters, parents and teachers about staying safe and issues which may affect them.

For more information about youth internet safety visit www.ebeat.org.uk