A Cumbrian community is set to welcome a new dedicated police officer.
WPC Hannah While is to begin patrolling the streets of Dalton, Askam, Ireleth, Newton, Lindal and Marton with immediate effect and she is the newly-selected police constable for Dalton.
“Getting more police officers onto the streets of Furness is one of the people’s priorities,” said Barrow MP, Simon Fell.
“In Dalton, residents tell me that they’re fed up with petty crime and anti-social behaviour, and they want to see a community police officer back on their streets.
“Through working together with local councillors in Dalton, Peter McCall, and local residents’ groups we have made the case for the Dalton area and I’m delighted that Cumbria Constabulary has taken this seriously, and appointed WPC While. Hannah will make an enormous difference in helping to cut crime and keep people safe.”
In a joint statement, Barrow Borough Councillors for Dalton North Sam Ronson, Daniel Edwards and Ben Shirley said: “As councillors for Dalton North we welcome this news and thank Simon Fell and Peter McCall for their work in making this happen.
“We have been working together with the local communities in Dalton, Askam, Lindal and Marton and the local police to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime in our area. We look forward to working with police constable Hannah While, and we extend a warm welcome to her to our area.”