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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.

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