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Arresting day for Dagenham primary pupils

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:00 26 May 2015

Over 100 primary school pupils aged 9-11 from Beam Primary School and Marsh Green Primary School were invited to an open day at Barking & Dagenham police station on Friday, May 15

Over 100 primary school pupils aged 9-11 from Beam Primary School and Marsh Green Primary School were invited to an open day at Barking & Dagenham police station on Friday, May 15

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Youngsters swapped history books for handcuffs on a visit to their local police station earlier this month.

Over 100 students aged 9-11 from Beam County and Marsh Green primary schools sampled a copper’s life at the Dagenham Police Station open day, hosted by officers from River Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

The pupils were shown how policemen investigate crime scenes and conduct forensics. They also took a tour of the custody suite and role-played their way through a staged court trial, as well as trying on handcuffs and police uniform.

The day, which included a talk on wildlife in local parks and a reminder of wildlife crimes, was rounded off with the presentation of a framed photo to each class by the station inspector.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to see behind the scenes,” said PC Colin Lord, Dedicated Ward Officer for River SNT, who organised the day.

“We hope it was both educational and fun and we have some new police officers in the making for any future recruitment.”


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