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Watch video of Chester police officer 'busking' in city centre

Cheshire Police have been praised for spreading positivity in the video

A Cheshire police officer who entertained members of the public by 'busking' on the streets of Chester has been praised for spreading positivity throughout the city.

The video, posted on Cheshire Police's Facebook page yesterday, showed Constable Phil Reeves, sitting cross-legged in the city centre playing an upbeat folk tune on a guitar, with his police hat placed in front of him.

Constable Reeves was described as 'engaging with the local community' in Chester City Centre, and his actions have gone down a storm with the public, who praised the police for 'thinking outside the box' and interacting with the public.

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One wrote on Cheshire Police's Facebook page: "Full marks for proving that you are human and not a puppet," while another said: "This made me smile."

And another praised UK police for showing videos of 'police with people skills, compassion and sincerity with a sense of humour and ability to keep a level head.'

Cheshire Police have not responded to the Chronicle's request for comment, but Constable Reeves posted in response to a Chester busker who said he had enjoyed playing with the officer: "Thanks for last night. We need more buskers like you in our towns cheering the folk up rather us having them fighting. Keep up the good work."

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