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Blue light leads the way in this year's Bolsover Lantern Parade

Posted on 6th December 2018

The blue light really led the way in the Bolsover Lantern Parade this year.

Safer Neighbourhood cop, PC Phil Harrison let his creativity shine through as he created his own flashing helmet especially for the event.

He wore the hat during the community parade as part of his duties, controlling traffic and helping with safety.

PC Harrison also seemed to be a bit of a star with many residents and families stopping to speak to him and take a photo or selfie.

Phil’s colleague, PCSO Jack Worrall, was also there on the night to help with policing and engage with the community. He said: “We were really proud of our very own bright spark PC Harrison leading the parade.

“The police themed lantern received a great reaction from the public and we’ve had lots of positive comments about how we got into the spirit of the event and even put a few smiles on people’s faces while keeping people safe.”

The Bolsover Lantern Parade, which took place on Saturday, December 1, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, and was organised by Junction Arts.

We would also like to credit and thank photographer Mat Troke for the image, and Junction Arts.

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