Police cadets help Great Yarmouth’s elderly

PCSO Vincent "Vinny" Gray and police cadet Chester Fox, 13, delivering a leaflet in Gorleston. Pictu

PCSO Vincent "Vinny" Gray and police cadet Chester Fox, 13, delivering a leaflet in Gorleston. Picture: Great Yarmouth Police - Credit: Archant

Young police cadets have been out in force this week offering advice to vulnerable residents.

As part of Operation Gunpowder, Great Yarmouth's cadet force have been on the beat in Gorleston distributing leaflets and offering advice to elderly and vulnerable people during the Halloween period.

The campaign is run in partnership with Age Concern Great Yarmouth and the youngsters meet for a briefing at the charity's base in Regent Street before heading out.

Great Yarmouth district engagement officer, PC Hannah Gardiner, said the cadets reassured residents during what can be a peak time for anti-social behaviour. PC Gardiner added: 'They can offer advice on personal alarms, crime prevention, rouge traders and they hand out a leaflet with useful contacts.'