Paws to report suspicious behaviour
Dated: 18 Dec 2012[View Full Size]
Police are asking dog walkers to help reduce crime by reporting any suspicious incidents they see when out with their pets.
Officers are recruiting dog lovers in Whitley Bay and Cullercoats asking them to 'pause their walk' and make a quick call to report incidents on 101 - paws to report.
Officers regularly see people out walking their pets at all times and are appealing for them to help to further cut crime in the area by reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB), criminal damage, or other suspicious incidents.
To encourage people to take part, officers have a limited number of small torches to give away with an inbuilt cavity for dog poop bags, for the first subscribers to the scheme. The initiative has been supported by the Safer North Tyneside Partnership.