Barkingside police give memorable day to young cerebral palsy sufferer

Pc Dean Pollikett with George Street, 12, who was treated to a special day at Barkingside police sta

Pc Dean Pollikett with George Street, 12, who was treated to a special day at Barkingside police station with classmates - Credit: Archant

Barkingside police officers made it a day to remember for a young cerebral palsy sufferer who is a big fan of the boys in blue.

George Street, 12, and eleven classmates, travelled to Barkingside police station in High Street last week to see Pc Dean Pollikett and his colleagues.

Mr Pollikett had come across George and his father Steve in a chance meeting in Chadwell Heath in the summer and organised the day after a previous family visit to the station was a success.

George’s mum Karen, from Romford, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. Dean made a big effort to make it enjoyable for George and his classmates.”

The youngsters, from Corbets Tey School, Upminster, accompanied by five teachers and teaching assistants, were shown around the cells and taught to take ink fingerprints, which were made into keyrings for them.


You may also want to watch:


They also used the blue lights and sirens on the cars, met police dogs and were treated to a fly-by from a helicopter.

Visiting the station again was a special treat for George.

Most Read

“George loves watching police programmes,” said Karen, “He has got a bit of a wicked sense of humour; he likes seeing people handcuffed and thrown in the back of police vans, so he loved seeing it all first-hand.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus