Po­lice day is riot of fun

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Roundabout -

Modern tech­niques and nos­tal­gia went hand in hand at the Kent Po­lice open day on Sun­day. Young­sters were able sit on a po­lice mo­tor­bike, jump into a search and rescue boat, try sit­ting in the cock­pit of a po­lice spotter plane and even clam­ber aboard a po­lice he­li­copter. Others tried get­ting be­hind a po­lice sniper ri­fle or hoisted a riot shield, while some even found out what it was like to be be­hind bars. More tra­di­tional pur­suits in­cluded face-paint­ing and eat­ing ice cream. Thou­sands of people at­tended the open day at the Kent Po­lice Train­ing School in Coverdale Av­enue, Maid­stone, close to the county head­quar­ters. The con­stab­u­lary is this year cel­e­brat­ing 160 years of polic­ing in the county.

Pic­ture: Andy Jones FM4832881 Buy this pic­ture at ken­ton­line.co.uk

Ai­den Lewis, 12, from Ash­ford, in riot gear

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