Police visit poorly tots at Chesterfield Royal

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Police in Chesterfield have paid a visit a local hospital to cheer up poorly children.

Safer Neighbourhoods officers visited youngsters at Chesterfield and District Royal Hospital on Tuesday, July 17.

They gave the children activity books and badges and took their fingerprints for special bookmarks. The young people were also spoken to about the work of the police and allowed to hold different bits of the officers’ uniforms.

The visit was arranged by the officers and hospital play specialist team leader Jennifer Reaney.

PC Lee Oldham said: “We have a good relationship with the hospital and do a lot of work with staff and visitors so we thought it would be a nice idea to come and meet some of the children here on the ward.

“The children all thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a very heart warming experience for my colleague and I.”

Officers also gave out crime prevention advice and personal safety alarms to staff members.

To find out more about your local Safer Neighbourhood team call the non-emergency number 101 or visit the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.