POLICE CADETS OUT IN FORCE
A team of Volunteer Police Cadets headed to Hinckley in January to crack down on graffiti and make the Ashby Canal a more attractive place. The cadets, from Leicestershire Police, are working with the Canal & River Trust, and targeted Dodwells Road Bridge. The group, aged between 13 and 18 years, painted over graffiti, removed litter and tackled overhanging weeds and greenery. VPCs help to encourage people of their own age to participate positively in communities. “This is a prime example of the effort VPCs put in to make a difference in their community,” said PC Jon Puckey.