Some of the stars of Police Interceptors will be helping to draw Christmas crowds to Centre Square in Middlesbrough alongside the Reindeer Parade, Santa’s Grotto and the annual lights switch on.
Sergeant Kev Salter, PC Lee Wilson, Sergeant Paul Faulkner, known as ‘Mustard’ and PC Fisher, known as ‘Spike’, will join Santa Claus and others on Sunday 27th November in Centre Square from 12pm.
Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit completed filming their third series of the channel 5 show earlier this year. The final two episodes of the series are due to air in the new year.
The officers will also feature in a 2017 Police Interceptors calendar which will be sold to raise money for the Police Treatment Centres, PawsUp, a benevolent fund to support retired police dogs, and The Junction Foundation which is a Redcar-based charity which supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people and their families.
Inspector Ed Turner, from the Unit, said: “Being able to showcase the work of our officers in the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit has meant that we have been able to show people what we deal with day in and day out.
“The show has been hugely popular and we’ve seen some real support for our officers from local people and especially from young children, some of whom are now budding police officers! Anyone is welcome to come and say hello, so get down to Centre Square in Middlesbrough on Sunday 27th November.
“Finally, I’d like to say thank you to everyone that has supported us by watching the show, coming to see us at various events and by joining in with the conversation on social media during the programmes each week.”
If you can’t make it down to Middlesbrough on 27th November, then some of the officers will also be in Durham City on Saturday 3rd December at Palace Green from 10am.
Calendars will be sold at both events, in Middlesbrough on Sunday 27th November and in Durham city on Saturday 3rdDecember.
Cllr Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Police Interceptors to what is already the biggest and best line-up we’ve put together for the Christmas lights switch-on, reindeer parade and community carnival and we look forward to seeing them on the day.”