Wetherby police open day

wet  Wetherby PCSO Gaynor Duffy with Police Open Day visitor Harvey Porter.  (130727M4a)

wet Wetherby PCSO Gaynor Duffy with Police Open Day visitor Harvey Porter. (130727M4a)

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Wetherby Police Station reopened its doors to the public for one day only when it staged its annual open day.

A host of attractions were organised by the Neighbourhood Police Team including police dog agility, crowd management, displays by the local Air Training Corps and birds of prey.

wet  PCSO Chris Barrett with Police Open Day visitor Leighton Ion sitting on a Honda Pan European police motorcycle.  (130727M4c)

wet PCSO Chris Barrett with Police Open Day visitor Leighton Ion sitting on a Honda Pan European police motorcycle. (130727M4c)

Sgt Matt Appleyard said: “It was a great day which brought in a lot of people from our local communities.

“The police dogs proved a huge hit with children as did the remote controlled Percy the Police car.”

Sgt Appleyard added that more than 1,000 people attended and donated nearly £1,000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice and Wetherby and District Crime Prevention Panel and a collection for a young leukaemia sufferer.

“We are grateful to all who attended and donated so generously to such deserving causes. Thanks also to local businesses who donated prizes as well as the use of a fantastic bouncy castle’.

wet  Maureen Brewer (left) and Patricia Bullough on the Wetherby and District Crime Prevention Panel stall at the Police Open Day.  (130727M4b)

wet Maureen Brewer (left) and Patricia Bullough on the Wetherby and District Crime Prevention Panel stall at the Police Open Day. (130727M4b)

As well as police vehicles, a cell tour, and a murder scene, there were also stalls from Leeds City Council, youth workers, the library, Ghurkha Welfare Charity and Royal British Legion.

Entertainment was provided by the West Yorkshire Police brass band and the Leeds Pipe Band.