Concerns have been raised over crime and anti-social behaviour at a meeting arranged by Hexham MP, Guy Opperman.

Mr Opperman organised a public platform with key agencies to communicate their strategies to residents in Haltwhistle.

A public meeting at Haltwhistle Methodist Church on February 2 was attended by representatives from Northumbria Police, Northumberland County Council, Karbon Homes, local councillors and dozens of residents.

The gathering came in the wake of multiple arrests by Northumbria Police in Haltwhistle over the past few months.

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Speaking about the public meeting, Mr Opperman said: "The large turnout by concerned residents shows that action must be taken in the town.

"I am grateful to constituents who have helped police with their inquiries, either publicly or in private: we are collectively putting together a firm plan of action to improve Haltwhistle.

"There is much more to do, but I am pleased that progress has been made."