By PC Holly McCabe

The neighbourhood team at Newton Aycliffe have had a busy week with a new operation called Operation Woodburn. This is an operation to tackle antisocial behaviour particularly in the Western area of Newton Aycliffe. The operation last weekend was successful and saw a reduction in calls relating to antisocial behaviour. PC Booth and PCSO Button assisted with youths climbing on the roof of the multi-story cark park being reckless towards the edge, climbing on parts of the roof that were out of bounds. This is something that is extremely dangerous, and I just want to highlight that to parents/guardians to ensure that your children are safe and aware of the dangers.

Officers from the neighbourhood team will be attending the Blue Light Day that’s occurring in Aycliffe later this month so it will be nice to see some new and familiar faces and we will be there to answer any questions you may have.

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PC McCabe