Redbourn gipsy children win chance to quiz police
GIPSY children got the chance to quiz a top police chief when they visited the force’s headquarters.
Kathleen Cash, 12, and Eileen Deleaney, six, from the Ver Meadows site in Redbourn, won a competition run by Herts Police and the traveller liaison officer, Pc Kev Moore, to celebrate Gipsy Roma Traveller History Month.
Children from across sites in the county were asked to submit the questions they wanted to ask chief officers and the winners were chosen by BBC journalist Serena Farrow, who is from the traveller community.
As part of their prize, Kathleen and Eileen, along with their brothers Michael and Tom, were treated to a morning at the Herts Police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, where they spent their time with the dog unit and scientific services.
Following lunch, they then had the chance to ask Assistant Chief Constable Chris Miller their winning questions.
You may also want to watch:
He said: “It was great to meet the children and not only discuss our work with them, but to hear how we can make a positive contribution to their lives.
“This force is committed to engaging with all of the communities in Hertfordshire and providing the best service we can for them. The children seemed genuinely interested in our work and how we want to work with their communities for the common good.”
- 1 7 of the best brunches in St Albans and Harpenden
- 2 Ammunition found in bag on St Albans street
- 3 'Abusive and aggressive' St Albans man given Criminal Behaviour Order
- 4 6 Oscar-winning movies filmed on location in Hertfordshire
- 5 Oaklands College being investigated for breach of planning over nursery closure
- 6 Bee inspired by new display at St Albans restaurant
- 7 Teenager strangled in attack in St Albans park
- 8 When Nicole Kidman played the Russian mail order bride of a St Albans bank clerk
- 9 150 homes plan for Green Belt land in north St Albans is approved
- 10 From Hertfordshire to the Strictly dancefloor: 7 Strictly Come Dancing contestant from the county
Pc Moore said: “I was delighted by the positive response we received and the quality of the questions that were submitted. This is the second year running that we have run an event for the children from the travelling community to mark Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month and once again we had an excellent and enthusiastic response.”