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Families join in the fun at Metropolitan Police's transport safety day in Romford Market

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 August 2016

Vintage emergency vehicles of days gone by along with today's modern fleet parked up in the town's busy market place.

Youngsters got the chance to try on uniforms, sit in emergency vehicles and meet the animals which help the police force keep residents safe.

It is the third year officers have been on hand to speak to families about travel safety.

Police Community Support Officer Jackie Whitelock who helped organise the event, said it was a “very enjoyable day”.

She said: “It was a real busy day and fantastic to see lots of families in the market.

“The police horses and dogs went down a treat, the horses even got a little trot around the market.

“As it was a free event, lots more people seemed to come down and get involved.”

People got to enjoy entertainment in the form of music from the Police Five O band and many had their faces painted, including the Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder.

Plans are in place for a return to the town centre next year with a carnival theme.

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