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Suffolk Police officers help Farlingaye High School pupil George Docker’s prom dream come true

PUBLISHED: 13:19 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:19 06 July 2017

Farlingaye High School pupil George Docker, centre, with with Special Superintendent Paul Smith, right, and Special Inspector Martyn Fulcher, left, ahead of his prom.

Farlingaye High School pupil George Docker, centre, with with Special Superintendent Paul Smith, right, and Special Inspector Martyn Fulcher, left, ahead of his prom.


A pair of special constables took a break from the beat to escort a teenager to his end-of-year school prom.

George Docker, 15, who lives with an undiagnosed condition, including a form of cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, epilepsy and a bleeding disorder called factor X1 deficiency, was collected by Special Superintendent Paul Smith and Special Inspector Martyn Fulcher, of Suffolk’s Special Constabulary, in a marked police car to take him and his two carers to Farlingaye High School’s prom at Wherstead Park.

Some youngsters arrive at their proms by limosine, horse and carriage, or even helicopter these days, but all George, who receives care from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), wanted was for a police car to be his mode of transportation on the night.

George’s dad Andrew said: “We mentioned this to the hospice and the next thing we knew was the police car arrived to take him. It was unbelievable – his face was a picture. When the siren went on he was in awe of it and when they let him put the hat on he loved it. The officers that came along were a credit to the police – they were absolutely marvellous.”

Special Supt Paul Smith said: “We spent some great time with George and his lovely family at their home, it was a pleasure and we are pleased we were able to help.”

The prom was held on Friday, June 23.

For more information about EACH, including upcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk

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