CHILDREN from nine Ellesmere Port primary schools had a lesson in the law when they visited the town’s police station and helped solve a crime.
Pupils from Rossmore, Christ Church, Brookside, The Oaks, Whitby Heath, Woodlands, Westminster, St Saviours and Little Sutton Church of England took part in the half-day event which taught them about policing in the area.
The day included a phonetic alphabet quiz, a look in the CCTV control room and even the opportunity to solve a crime.
The youngsters were taken to a fake crime scene and shown the clues to the culprit, including a hair brush with strands of hair in, a glass with finger prints and a smashed window.
The junior detectives then made their way down to the cells to interview ‘prisoner’ PCSO Collette Graham- Battersby using the evidence they had gathered.
Other attractions on the day included a tour of the police van and a visit from the police dogs.
PCSO Sarah O’Flanagan, who organised the event, said: “This is a great way not only to teach children about the police and the work we do, but also to build up good relationships between pupils, the community and the police.
“The fact that we can put on events like this shows we already have a great working relationships with the schools in the area.”