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Meeting with Police to Discuss Progress on Illegal Dirtbike Activity

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today meet with Newcastle City Police District Commander, Superintendent Brett Greentree, to discuss ongoing issues with crime in the Wallsend electorate.

Ms Hornery and Superintendent Greentree met in August following numerous complaints about illegal dirt bike riding. Following the meeting a plan of action for curbing the illegal riding of dirt bikes on main road throughout the Wallsend electorate was put in place.

Ms Hornery’s office has been working closely with Newcastle Police on Operation Ironbark and today’s meeting will be an opportunity to talk about the good work that has been done so far and what else needs to be done.

Ms Hornery will also raise a number of other concerns such as the increased crime in Shortland and Birmingham Gardens, which has resulted in a number of cars being set on fire.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“Brett and I have a great working relationship and we meet regularly to discuss issues in the electorate.”

“His team has done some great work as a result of people coming forward with details of illegal dirt bike riding across the Wallsend electorate. I know action has been taken against a number of people and a number are facing court action.”

“We recently saw some significant criminal activity in the Shortland and Birmingham Gardens area and I will be following up how things are going in relation to those issues.”

“We have seen the results of having an increased Police presence in the Wallsend electorate and I will be working hard to make sure we see more Police allocated to the area.”

“I look forward to working with Brett on addressing these issues. He has been very proactive in working with me on matters previously.”