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Cops take on new recruits in Dalston nursery

PUBLISHED: 19:40 06 December 2010 | UPDATED: 16:34 08 December 2010

Niyah, aged 2, showing off her PCSO Steve sticker

Niyah, aged 2, showing off her PCSO Steve sticker

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Police mascot visits Independent Place Nursery in Shacklewell Lane

The police took on new recruits when they visited youngsters at a Dalston nursery last Thursday (December 2).

Children from the Independent Place Nursery in Shacklewell Lane were invited to shake hands with police mascot PCSO Steve and try on officers’ uniform and equipment, when the Dalston Safer Neighbourhoods team dropped by.

For many of the children, it was the first time they had ever spoken to anyone from their local police team.

PCSO Tina Harvey, from Dalston Safer Neighbourhoods team, said: ‘It was very rewarding to visit the nursery; it gave us the opportunity to help the children understand who we are.

“I hope this will give them the confidence to say hello if they see us in the street and understand that we are there to help them and keep them safe.”

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