A COMMUNITY has thanked beat bobbies for helping deal with a nightmare neighbour.

PC Johnny Ruddick was nominated by a resident of Tow Law for a Wow! Award– Durham Constabulary's was of recognising officers and staff who go above and beyond to serve the force and residents.

The nominee said: “PC Johnny Ruddick and his colleagues have greatly served the community of Tow Law.

“By providing support, Johnny and his colleagues have helped to solve disputes that have lasted for a few years, and make those who felt vulnerable more safe, offering reassurance and showing that the behaviour of one man would not be excused or ignored.

“When a community was giving up hope these officers did not, proving the importance of the residents within a small town.

"Their hard work along with support of people from community helped to ensure a successful prosecution.”

Nominations can be made online at thewowawards.co.uk