Councillors on the beat

Sergeant Stuart Rowse of Thorne Safer Neighbourhood Team and Councillor Rachel Hodson by the Public Order Van in Thorne.
Sergeant Stuart Rowse of Thorne Safer Neighbourhood Team and Councillor Rachel Hodson by the Public Order Van in Thorne.

THORNE councillors joined the neighbourhood police officers to experience a Friday night on the beat.

Eddie Dobbs and Rachel Hodson, both Labour councillors went along to see first hand the work safer neighbourhood officers perform in a bid to keep the streets of Thorne safe.

Coun Hodson said: “I spent 12 hours on patrol from 3pm to 3am and got to see the variety of problems the team have to deal with on a daily basis.

“It spans from doing spot checks to confiscate alcohol from underage drinkers, to dealing with emergency 999 calls.”

Sgt Stuart Rowse, added: “It was great to have Eddie and Rachel on board for the evening so they could see how we follow up reports of anti-social behaviour from them and members of the public.

“I want to reassure the public that we are dedicated to making their area a safer place to live.”