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Police meet youngsters during Ashbourne Library's Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on 16th August 2017
Ashbourne Library Summer Reading Challenge- Aug 17

Officers from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team have been meeting local youngsters as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Ashbourne Library.

PCSO David Seabridge and PC Rachel Baggaley took part in the ‘On the Trail of the Treasure Trove- catch the criminals’ event on Wednesday, August 9.

They spent time helping the children solve a mystery, tracking down a ‘thief’ and teaching them about crime scenes, fingerprinting and other crime solving techniques.

PCSO Seabridge said: “It was great to be able to spend some of our time interacting with local children, and helping them learn more about the work of the police.

“The event was really fun and informal and I hope that not only will the youngsters recognise us, but might also find us more approachable if they see us out and about, or should they ever need the help of the police.”

The session was held as part of an annual Summer Reading Challenge, with the theme of ‘Animal Agents’- giving youngsters the chance to become detectives.

Libraries across Derbyshire, and the country, have been taking part by organising the event and encouraging children to read six library books of their choice.

Beth Harding, of Ashbourne Library, said: “We were thrilled with the event the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team led for us for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  It allowed the children to meet their local team in a friendly setting and was great fun- the highlight of this year’s challenge without a doubt.”

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