The outgoing Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has thanked officers around the county after stepping down from his role.

Lorne Green became PCC for the county in 2016, a role he filled until this month – his term was extended as the coronavirus pandemic saw planned elections pushed back.

He did not stand this month, and was replaced by fellow Conservative Giles Orpen-Smellie.

In a letter to Norfolk Police Federation chair Andy Symonds, Mr Green said: "It has been the honour of my life to do what I could to support the men and women of the Norfolk Constabulary, officers and staff.

Eastern Daily Press: Norfolk Police Federation chairman Andy Symonds.Norfolk Police Federation chairman Andy Symonds. (Image: Police Federation)

“We have a police force of which the community can be proud, due in part to the professionalism, commitment, sensitivity and yes, sense of humour of the most wonderful cadre of public servants I have had the honour to support.

"The Norfolk Constabulary is the epitome of the adage: Service Above Self."