Police provide special paint

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Allotment holders in Wallsend have been getting to grips with anti-climb paint in a bid to deter thieves.

Wallsend neighbourhood policing team supported the green fingered members of Wallsend Allotment Watch by providing the specialist paint.

Neighbourhood beat manager, Pc Tom Spencersaid: “We work closely with allotment tenants to help them to prevent crime on their plots.

“Members spend a lot of time and effort cultivating their allotments and we want to make sure they are safe and secure from any vandals or opportunist thieves.

“Officers are keen to support Allotment Watch and give members crime prevention advice.”

The next Allotment Watch meeting is on Monday, July 1, at 6pm at Lindisfarne Social Club on West Street.