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West Tynedale Police Local Neighbourhood

West Tynedale is a large geographical area encompassing Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Haltwhistle, Allendale, Bellingham, Otterburn, Kielder and the surrounding villages and countryside of the North Tyne, South Tyne and Allen Valleys.

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Map of the West Tynedale Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Northumbria Police.

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Towns and Villages within the West Tynedale Neighbourhood

The West Tynedale is policed by the Northumbria Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within West Tynedale
Name Type County
Acomb Village Northumberland
Allendale Town Village Northumberland
Allenheads Village Northumberland
Bardon Mill Village Northumberland
Barrasford Village Northumberland
Bellingham Village Northumberland
Blanchland Village Northumberland,Durham
Butteryhaugh Village Northumberland
Byrness Village Northumberland
Catton Village Northumberland
Chollerford Village Northumberland
Dirt Pot Village Northumberland
Falstone Village Northumberland
Fourstones Village Northumberland
Gilsland Village Cumbria,Northumberland
Great Whittington Village Northumberland
Greenhead Village Northumberland
Gunnerton Village Northumberland
Halton Lea Gate Village Northumberland
Haltwhistle Town Northumberland
Haydon Bridge Village Northumberland
Hexham Town Northumberland
Humshaugh Village Northumberland
Juniper Village Northumberland
Kielder Village Northumberland
Kirkwhelpington Village Northumberland
Melkridge Village Northumberland
Newbrough Village Northumberland
Otterburn Village Northumberland
Redburn Village Northumberland
Ridsdale Village Northumberland
Rochester Village Northumberland
Slaley Village Northumberland
Wall Village Northumberland
Wark Village Northumberland
West Woodburn Village Northumberland

Worst Locations for Crime within the West Tynedale neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the West Tynedale neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Supermarket5
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Abbey View5

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the West Tynedale neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Petrol Station5
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Supermarket5
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Dene Park5

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the West Tynedale neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Argyle Terrace9
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near St Mary'S Wynd6
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Dene Park5
HexhamtownNorthumberlandOn or near Wanless Lane5
HaltwhistletownNorthumberlandOn or near Fairfield Park4

Police Officer Information for West Tynedale

NameRankBio
Sue Hewitson Sergeant

I am one of the Sergeants responsible for managing and co-ordinating the West Tynedale Neighbourhood Policing Team, which includes the Neighbourhood Beat Managers, Special Constables and Community Support Officers.

I am based at Hexham Police Station.

I report to the Neighbourhood Inspector.

I co-ordinate the policing response to local crime/disorder problems as well as liaising with our partner agencies.  


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PC Zoe Dixon PC


I am a neighbourhood beat officer responsible for Hexham and my priorities involve:  

  • The identification of problems of crime, disorder and other quality of life issues experienced by all sections of the local community, particularly vulnerable groups.

  • Involvement in problem solving initiatives aimed at addressing the underlying causes of many of these issues.

  • Provision of a highly visible uniformed presence, aimed at reassuring the local community and reducing the fear of crime.

I am keen to build close ties with the people who live and work here so please do get in touch if you have any policing issues you wish to bring to my attention. Use the 'Contact me' link on this page to send me your thoughts about policing in this area.



 

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Keith Roberts PC

I am Neighbourhood Beat Manager at Hexham covering the areas of Bellingham, Wark, Stonehaugh, Simonburn and Birtley. 

I have 24 years service with Northumbria Police and have worked at Hexham, Prudhoe, Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle West End, Motor Patrols at Hexham, Corbridge and Bellingham.

My day-to-day duties involve ensuring close links are maintained with all sections of the local communities. I see my role as one of public reassurance and I try to look for long term solutions to issues that concern everyone in the area I work, this can only be done with the assistance of the public and by working with other agencies.

My priorities are:

  • The identification of problems of crime, disorder and other quality of life issues experienced by all sections of the local community, particularly vulnerable groups.
  • Involvement in problem solving initiatives aimed at addressing the underlying causes of many of these issues.


Provision of a highly visible uniformed presence, aimed at reassuring the local community and reducing the fear of crime.

I am keen to build close ties with the people who live and work here so please do get in touch if you have any policing issues you wish to bring to my attention.
 

Contact me:

Auriol Bruce PC

I am the Neighbourhood Beat Manager at Haltwhistle covering the area of Coanwood, Gilsland, Greenhead, Halton-lea-Gate and Haltwhistle.  I have 11 years service with Northumbria Police working within Tynedale as a 24/7 response officer at Hexham, Haltwhistle, Corbridge, Prudhoe and Ponteland.

My day-to-day duties involve ensuring close links are maintained with all section of the local communities.  I see my role as one of public reassurance and I try to look for long term solutions to issues that concern everyone in the area I work.  This can only be done with the assistance of the public and by working with other agencies.

My priorities are:

  • The identification of problems of crime, disorder and other quality of life issues experienced by all sections of the local communities particularly vulnerable groups.

  • Involvement in problem solving initiatives aimed at addressing the underlying causes of many of these issues.

  • Provision of a highly visible uniformed presence, aimed at reassuring the local community and reducing the fear of crime.

I am keen to build close ties with the people who live and work here so please do get in touch if you have any policing issues you wish to bring to my attention. 

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Colin Heath PC

I am a Neighbourhood Beat Manager at Hexham and cover the areas of Kielder, Tarset, Byrness and Otterburn. My base is Bellingham.

I joined Northumbria Police in 1993 after serving 10 years in the Royal Military Police. I have worked within Tynedale as a 24/7 response Officer.  I have also carried out the following roles, Crime Investigation, Training Officer, Hexham East NBM, CBRN Assessment Officer, Tynedale LGBT Liaision Officer, and I am currently the Northumberland Wildlife Officer. 

My day-to-day duties involve ensuring close links are maintained with all sections of the local communities. I see my role as one of public reassurance and I try to look for long term solutions to issues that concern everyone in the area I work, this can only be done with the assistance of the public and by working with other agencies.

My priorities are:

  • The identification of problems of crime, disorder and other quality of life issues experienced by all sections of the local community, particularly vulnerable groups.
  • Involvement in problem solving initiatives aimed at addressing the underlying causes of many of these issues.


Provision of a highly visible uniformed presence, aimed at reassuring the local community and reducing the fear of crime. 
 

I am keen to build close ties with the people who live and work here so please do get in touch if you have any policing issues you wish to bring to my attention. Anyone wishing to contact regarding any LGB&T related crime issues/concerns or advice can contact me by calling 101 and asking for extension 69191.

Further advice can be found at:

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/advice_and_support/hatecrime/index.asp


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Neil Cockburn Sergeant

I am Sergeant Neil Cockburn and I am responsible within the Hexham Neighbourhood Team for all issues related to crime.

My team covers Blanchland, Slaley, Hexham, Newbrough, Humshaugh, Chollerton and Chollerford areas.

I have over 24 years service and I began my career in Essex Police prior to joining Northumbria Police. I have both uniform and CID experience.

It is my responsibility to co-ordinate a response to core crime issues, such as burglary and vehicle crime, and endeavour to find solutions to the causes of crime.

In order to successfully carry out this task I will monitor and target crime patterns and target prolific offenders living within and visiting the area.

I report directly to the Neighbourhood Inspector and am responsible for providing both leadership and management to the following staff:

  • Neighbourhood Beat Managers (Constables)

  • Special Constabulary

  • Community Support Officers

Through my leadership I aim to ensure that my staff and I provide high visibility policing that ensures the needs of the individual neighbourhoods are met whilst also continuing to drive down crime and disorder.

My role also involves forging and maintaining close links with partnership agencies and local councillors in order to promote problem solving within each neighbourhood by working in partnership with stakeholders.


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Nicola Heslop CSO

I am a PCSO in the Hexham area I have been in this post since January 2008.

I previously worked at Tesco Superstore.

The role of a PCSO is to provide a uniformed presence on the street patrolling areas where disorder is reported and to prevent further disorder.

To provide reassurance to the public and visit schools, elderly care homes to give inputs on crime prevention advice.

We are responsible for patrolling the area and seizing alcohol from youths, carrying out house to house enquiries in support of the police and give out crime prevention advice in the area.

We work closely with the Neighbourhood Beat Managers and the Neighbourhood Beat Sergeant.


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Colin Scott CSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer for Hexham town and my role is to provide visible patrols and communication with the community to assist in the reduction of crime and disorder.

I work closely with Police Officers and other agencies to help provide public reassurance and community safety, I also work closely with local schools.

If you see me in your area please stop me and introduce yourself. 


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Neighbourhood Priorities for West Tynedale

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Issue dated: 14/09/2012

Action dated: 14/09/2012

Street Crime Within West Tynedale

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A68 Vehicle crime Under investigation
A69 Anti-social behaviour
Abbey View Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Abbey View Public order Under investigation
Abbey View Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Abbey View Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Abbey View Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Allen Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ashcroft Terrace Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
B6318 Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
B6319 Drugs Under investigation
Bale Hill Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bishops Hill Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Bishops Hill Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Black Bull Lane Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bondgate Court Anti-social behaviour
Brierley Gardens Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Broadway Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Brunton Bank Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bus/Coach Station Burglary Under investigation
Bus/Coach Station Drugs Under investigation
Cattle Market Other theft Under investigation
Chapel Close Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chapel Close Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Church Street Robbery Under investigation
Cockshaw Anti-social behaviour
Cockshaw Public order Under investigation
Combhill Terrace Anti-social behaviour
Craigs Bank Anti-social behaviour
Craneshaugh Close Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Dale Park Possession of weapons Under investigation
Dene Park Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Eals Bank Anti-social behaviour
East Woodlands Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Elderberry Cottages Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Fairfield Park Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Fairfield Park Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Fairfield Park Other crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Fleming Court Anti-social behaviour
Fleming Court Anti-social behaviour
Gilesgate Anti-social behaviour
Gilesgate Anti-social behaviour
Glanton Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Glovers Place Anti-social behaviour
Glovers Place Anti-social behaviour
Green Bank Anti-social behaviour
Green Bank Anti-social behaviour
Green Bank Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Greenhead Bank Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hadrians Rise Anti-social behaviour
Hadrians Rise Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hall Bank Public order Under investigation
Hall Bank Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hawkhope Hill Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hawkhope Hill Drugs Awaiting court outcome
Hawkhope Hill Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hencotes Public order Under investigation
Howford Lane Burglary Under investigation
Howford Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Kingsgate Terrace Anti-social behaviour
Longlands Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lorne Street Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Loughbrow Park Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Main Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Malting Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Millfield Gardens Other theft Under investigation
Newholme Avenue Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
North Bank Anti-social behaviour
North Bank Public order Under investigation
Oakwood Bank Anti-social behaviour
Oakwood Bank Anti-social behaviour
Oakwood Bank Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Oakwood Bank Public order Under investigation
Oakwood Bank Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Oakwood Bank Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Oakwood Bank Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Oakwood Bank Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Oakwood Bank Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Otterburn Green Anti-social behaviour
Park Avenue Burglary Under investigation
Park Avenue Vehicle crime Under investigation
Park/Open Space Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Drugs Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Burglary Under investigation
Park/Open Space Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Drugs Under investigation
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Public order Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Pedestrian Subway Anti-social behaviour
Pedestrian Subway Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Pedestrian Subway Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Pedestrian Subway Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Pedestrian Subway Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Petrol Station Robbery Under investigation
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Police Station Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Police Station Public order Under investigation
Rede Avenue Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Rotary Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rotary Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rotary Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rotary Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rotary Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rotary Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rotary Way Other theft Under investigation
Shaftoe Street Anti-social behaviour
Shield Street Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Shopping Area Drugs Local resolution
South End Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
South Greens Anti-social behaviour
Spital Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
St Johns Road Anti-social behaviour
St Mary'S Wynd Drugs Awaiting court outcome
St Mary'S Wynd Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
St Michael'S Mount Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
St Michael'S Mount Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
St Oswald'S Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Station Road Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Burglary Under investigation
Supermarket Burglary Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sycamore Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Towhouse Green Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Wanless Lane Public order Under investigation
Wanless Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Wanless Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
West View Anti-social behaviour
Whittis Road Public order Under investigation
Whittis Road Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Woodhead Court Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Wydon Park Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified