PCC’s £5000 boost to rescue teams

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Top police bosses forked out £5000 to aid the county’s mountain rescue teams.

Derbyshire’s chief constable and Mick Creedon and Alan Charles, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner donated to the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation to mark its 50th anniversary.

The organisation, which is split into seven teams, is volunteer run and aids police in emergencies.

Mr Creedon said: “I cannot overstate the contribution that our mountain rescue teams make to public safety and by extension policing in Derbyshire.

“They assist in the most trying of circumstances, in any weather at any hour of the day or night 365 days a year. Lives are saved on a regular basis.”

Mountain rescue volunteer and organisation chairman Ken Blakeman said: “It is an extremely valuable donation and a tremendously generous one.”