Sidmouth police team made some furry friends at an event at the donkey sanctuary.

On Sunday, June 23, officers from the Neighbourhood Police Team, had a unique opportunity to interact with the public face-to-face.

The team, which often chooses busy venues for such meetings, this time chose the local donkey sanctuary.

Officers present were Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sarah Reece and PC Tom Driver.

They managed to have meaningful conversations with families and people of all ages and also got acquainted with some of the sanctuary's donkeys.

PCSO Reece said: "We did lots of talking and engagement with children and parents, guardians and grandparents.

"We managed to get some shy children to come and say hello and try on police hats and have stickers from us.

"It’s a great location to meet lots of people and we hope to return in the future."

If anyone wishes to report an incident or seek advice, they can contact the Devon & Cornwall Police via their website.

In continuation of public engagements, PCSO Reece will be at the Sidmouth Library on Blackmore Drive on July 3 and July 31, from 10am to 12pm.

This provides an opportunity to answer any queries or offer crime prevention advice.

The police officers will be on patrol during the busy Sidmouth Regatta and folk festival in August, encouraging the public to approach and chat.

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