BARNTON residents have a new officer patrolling their streets.

PC Sue Doughtie has joined PC Emily Taylor and PCSO Diana Wiggins on the Barnton Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PC Doughtie, an officer with 15 years experience, was part of the area’s investigation team until she moved to Virginia on a career break.

She returned to the UK in April after almost two years and has now taken up her new post.

PC Doughtie said: “I am looking forward to getting to know the residents and finding out what issues most concern them.”

She added: “ I’m keen to contribute to making the area even safer.”

Reading club

A READING club for women has been set up in Winsford.

The Multi-Cultured Women’s Reading Club met at Winsford Library on High Street for the first time on Thursday, last week.

PCSO Jackie Tudor set up the group for women who have moved to Britain from other countries where English is not the first language.

She said: “The first meeting went well and we look forward to the next, which will be on Thursday, October 15, at 10am in the library.”

The meetings will be held once a month and all are welcome.

Contact PCSO Tudor on 0845 458 6391 or email jacqueline. tudor@cheshire.pnn.

Teen arrested

A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arrested at a house on Portman Place, Winsford, last Wednesday after a substance suspected to be cannabis was found at the property.

He was interviewed and subsequently given police bail until November 24.

A 40-year-old woman at the same address was given a caution for possession of a controlled drug.

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