Anti-social behaviour tackled at transport route
Dated: 02 Apr 2012
Police in Jarrow have been tackling anti-social behaviour at one of the town's transport routes.
Over recent weeks, officers have received reports of anti-social behaviour at the Pedestrian Tyne Tunnel. This also included criminal damage such as graffiti at the site.
In a bid to stop incidents, the Neighbourhood Policing Team mounted a recent operation over a weekend working with the Tunnel's security staff, supported by South Tyneside Council's community wardens and community safety officer.
Officers stopped youths in the area who were warned that action will be taken if they commit any illegal activity at the Tunnel.
A 17-year-old boy was also arrested for being drunk and disorderly and issued with a fixed penalty notice.
As a result, no further incidents have been reported at the Tunnel.
Sam Rennison, Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Jarrow area, said: "I hope this sends out a clear message that anti-social behaviour and criminal damage will not be tolerated.
"We will always direct our resources to areas that are being subjected to such offences and take appropriate action.
"Everyone can see the effects of criminal damage and it is detrimental to communities and in this case people who are commuting to and from Jarrow who will be left with this impression.
"I'd like to thank residents and staff at the Tunnel for providing us with information that has allowed us to deal with the issue.
"We are however not complacent and will continue to patrol the area to stop any further offending behaviour before it starts."
Sgt Sam Rennison