New beat bobbies in Sunderland

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A NEW team of beat bobbies will be hitting the streets of Sunderland.

The faces of officers on the beat in and around Sans Street and High Street East will be changing as a new policing team takes over the area.

The area east of the city centre used to be covered by Sunderland Central, but will now be the responsibility of Sunderland East Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Sunderland East Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant, Lee Butler, said: “I’d like to reassure residents that while they may be seeing some new faces in the area, we remain just as committed to providing them with a local policing service that meets the needs of the community.

“My team will be out and about introducing themselves to people and I’d urge people to stop and speak to them.”

For more information about neighbourhood policing teams and how to contact them, visit www.northumbria.police.uk