Criminals to be put on snow patrol

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CONVICTED criminals will be drafted in to clear footpaths during any severe weather in South Tyneside this winter, it was revealed today.

People taking part in the Northumbria Probation Trust’s Community Payback teams will clear snow as part of South Tyneside Council’s £418,000 plan to grit roads, salt footpaths and prevent the borough becoming gridlocked, as it was two years ago.

The offenders will work unpaid for the benefit of the community and be tasked with helping council workers in clearing borough footways.


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