New inspector for North Somerset

A NEW inspector has joined the ranks in North Somerset to oversee policing in Nailsea, Clevedon and Portishead.

Inspector Tim Coombe has been a police officer with Avon and Somerset Constabulary for 24 years and has previously worked in emergency response, road policing and as a neighbourhood officer.

Insp Coombe said: “I have really enjoyed getting to know the neighbourhood policing teams this summer, and look forward to meeting residents from the local parishes over the coming months.

“I am keen to build on the excellent work already carried out by the beat managers and PCSOs in the area, with particular focus on tackling anti-social behaviour.

“I have previously worked in the neighbourhood teams at Chard and Crewkerne, so am familiar with the unique challenges that rural policing brings.”

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PC Lloyd Nethercott will be the main police contact on community issues following this month’s announcement.

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PC Nethercott will replace PC Kim Taachi in the role following his recent retirement.

He said: “I am very community focused and relish the challenge of policing in a rural area.

“I have been made to feel very welcome by the local community members I have met so far. I look forward to meeting more of them in the near future, so if you see me on patrol please do come and say hello.”

Villagers can contact PC Nethercott on the police non-emergency number by calling 101.

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