Torfaen MP and Shadow Home Secretary Rt Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds MP joined officers of Gwent Police on their patrols across Torfaen last week to see first-hand the issues that the local police force deal with.
Mr Thomas-Symonds MP joined foot patrols in Blaenavon with the local Gwent Police ward manager to discuss the work done to combat anti-social behaviour in the area. As well as this, the Torfaen MP spent time visiting a farm that has been impacted by off-road biking, an issue which Gwent Police continues to run operations to clamp down on across the borough.
The Torfaen MP continued his day with Gwent Police by joining foot patrols with a local Community Support Officer around Cwmbran Town Centre to see the ways Gwent Police have been dealing with problems of anti-social behaviour in the south of the borough.
Speaking on his day with Gwent Police, Mr Thomas-Symonds MP said: ‘It was a privilege to join Gwent Police last week to see first-hand the issues that our officers deal with, and the pressures they face on a daily basis. It was great to discuss how Gwent Police have been tackling the problems in Torfaen that impact on people’s lives.
I would like to thank Gwent Police for allowing me to join their foot patrols, and especially for the continued vital work they do to keep our communities safe with both passion and professionalism.’