All even between youngsters and police

GALLERY Football-mad youngsters took on a team of police officers in a special match aimed at breaking down barriers. Ipswich police's South West Safer Neighbourhood Team organised the game after laying down a challenge to year 11 students from Chantry High School.

FOOTBALL-mad youngsters took on a team of police officers in a special match aimed at breaking down barriers.

Ipswich police's South West Safer Neighbourhood Team organised the game after laying down a challenge to year 11 students from Chantry High School.

Glorious sunshine and dozens of spectators provided the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable match at Chantry Sports Centre, which finished all square at 2-2.

Sergeant Rocky Hussain, who took part in the match, said: “It was a really good community event and the kids loved it.


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“The idea was to show that police are human, because a lot of people only get to meet us in an emergency or if they're in trouble.”

The event was the first of its kind, but organisers are already planning a rematch.

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There are 47 Safer Neighbourhood Teams across Suffolk, each made up of police officers, police community support officers and other police staff.

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