Neighbourhood officers spend evenings in Newport

People living in Newport will be able to visit a mobile police office and discuss any concerns direct with officers in the coming weeks.

It’s a chance for local people to report crime, get crime prevention advice and meet the people who patrol their streets.

The mobile office will be parked either on Parliament Road or Crescent Road from 6pm until 10pm. It includes a private area if anyone wants to speak to police in confidence.

The location of the office will be posted on the Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team Facebook page in advance so people can plan their visit.

Inspector Rob Jones said: “We want people to feel safe and proud to live in Newport.

“We’re increasing patrols in the area and the mobile office is another way for us to reassure the community and be visible.

“We’ve already surveyed more than 1,000 people living in the Newport ward to find out what they want from policing.

“Stationing our mobile office will allow officers to follow-up on this feedback and speak to more people about what we need to do to tackle crime and fear of crime.

“We are committed to working with partners, including the council and community organisations to keep people safe in Newport.”