Police station visit for birthday girl

02 Aug 2016 16:46 PM

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Police in Newcastle and Gateshead had a very special birthday visitor yesterday.

Officers at Etal Lane police station were joined by Jorja Latimer and her family as part of a birthday treat organised by her local neighbourhood policing team.

Jorja, who turned six yesterday, is Autistic and suffers from Hypermobility Syndrome and her lifetime ambition is to become a police officer.

From a very young age she has always been fascinated by the police and her parents wrote to their local officers to see if they could arrange a visit and make her birthday wish come true.

So on Monday (Aug 1) Jorja and her parents were picked up from their home in Birtley by a police car and brought to Etal Lane police station in Newcastle.

They got to spend the afternoon with police officers, got a tour of the whole police station, have a ride in some of our specialist motor patrols police cars and meet some of our police dogs.

Officers used the opportunity to speak to Jorja and her sister about stranger danger and staying safe over the summer holidays and about the possibility of becoming a police cadet when she gets a little older!

Gateshead Inspector Mick Robson said: "We were delighted to have Jorja and her family with us yesterday and it was amazing to be able to make her birthday such a special occasion. She is a very special little girl and her parents must be so proud of her. With her enthusiasm for policing and her fantastic attitude then I'm sure she will make a fantastic police officer one day."


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