Bonfire celebrations light the fuse for a busy weekend

I enjoy bonfire night and often take my kids to displays. But as a police officer, the Halloween and bonfire night periods are some of our busiest nights of the year.

This year we received our highest ever number of calls on Halloween, but thanks to the commitment of our officers and staff the night was peaceful and children got to make happy memories in a safe atmosphere.

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“I will do my best to raise as much as I can and make the charity proud.”

I grew up in London and had always intended to run the London Marathon, but life happened; I moved out of the city, joined the army, and then the police service. I’ve watched it year after year and have always thought it would be an exciting event to take part in.

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“I’m running to raise money to support child victims of crime.”

I’m a runner anyway – I haven’t started running because of the marathon. When I stopped smoking years ago I joined a running club, and haven’t looked back.

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The London Marathon on 28 April will be my eighth marathon but my first time running London – my first was Edinburgh and I absolutely hated it, I just wanted to finish and was determined to do better the next time! Continue reading