PCSO com­puter games nights are hailed a suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

A SE­RIES of com­puter games nights or­gan­ised by po­lice com­mu­nity sup­port of­fi­cers (PCSOS) have been hailed as a suc­cess.

The weekly games nights have been or­gan­ised for young­sters at the Ser­pen­tine Green Shop­ping Cen­tre, Hamp­ton, Peter­bor­ough, since the mid­dle of Novem­ber dur­ing the run up to Christ­mas.

The events have been de­signed to give young peo­ple some­thing to do dur­ing the run-up to Christ­mas with the fi­nal ses­sion due to take place on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 23.

The games nights have been or­gan­ised by PCSOS Mo­hammed Haleem and Matt Lauch.

They were loaned two games con­soles by Game, which is based at the cen­tre, and were also al­lowed the use of the re­tail out­let’s tele­vi­sion out­side the Nor­wich and Peter­bor­ough Build­ing So­ci­ety.

Tesco, also based at the cen­tre, do­nated drinks and snacks and Peter­bor­ough United Foot­ball Club pro­vided tick­ets for the win­ners of gam­ing tour­na­ments.

PCSO Haleem said: “The games nights have been very suc­cess­ful and fun for ev­ery­one in­volved and I would like to thank all those who have do­nated things to make them hap­pen.

“We have had about 10 young- sters each night, although I think more would have at­tended had it not been for other clashes.

“This is the first time we’ve held events of this kind in Hamp­ton but we may well do so again, pos­si­bly dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

“As well as strength­en­ing our ties with the young­sters, our aim was to give them some­thing con­struc­tive and fun to do and keep them out of mis­chief.”

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