A NEW face is at the helm for neighbourhood policing in Ponteland.

Lee Davison, who recently worked as an officer tackling neighbourhood issues in West Tynedale, has returned to the town after previously working in Ponteland for seven years.

As a member of the East Tynedale neighbourhood team he will continue to work towards addressing issues affecting the local community.

He replaces former Ponteland neighbourhood officer Ingrid Clayton who has moved onto safeguarding with Northumbria Police.

Lee said: “I am delighted to be back working in Ponteland and I welcome the new role and the responsibilities that come with it.

“I worked in Ponteland for over seven years and built up many strong relationships within the community.

“I look forward to getting to know the changes in the area and meeting new people living and working there.

“I will continue to work towards addressing issues affecting the local community.

“In addition to the neighbourhood role, I am also a wildlife crime officer for the Northumberland area and community speed watch coordinator for Tynedale.”

More recently PC Davison has been involved in the Northumbria Police Operation Checkpoint scheme, which targets criminals operating on the roads by carrying out searches on vehicles which are acting suspicious or have suspected criminal links.

He also played a vital role in the force’s partnership with the National Farmers Union to tackle rural crime.

He added: “Should you wish advice on any of the above matters, please contact me.”

PC Lee Davison can be contacted by phoning 101 and asking for extension 69191 or, to contact a member of East Tynedale Neighbourhood Team, email prudhoe.npt@northumbria.pnn.police.uk