Hackney police enjoy kickabout with Stoke Newington kids after putting out playground fire
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Police had a bank-holiday kickabout with youngsters after putting out a small fire on a playground in Stoke Newington.
Officers were called to the Yorkshire Grove playground in Beatty Road at 6.42pm yesterday and quickly extinguished the small fire.
And before leaving, they took on a team of small children in a game of football – and teased firefighters for not getting involved.
“Called to a fire in a park,” one officer wrote on Twitter. “Once put out it was only fair we had a kick about with the other kids. @LFBHackney [London Fire Brigade] came but didn’t fancy a match.”
The officers were praised for their community engagement even though they showed no mercy against their tiny opponents, defeating them 3-2.