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Ormskirk Police station opens its doors

Family fun day set to be held on Sunday April 13

Children try on police uniforms

POLICE officers in Ormskirk are throwing open the doors to the station on Sunday as they host a fun day for the community.

The event, organised by the neighbourhood policing team, takes place from 11am to 4pm at the station on Derby Street in the town centre.

During the day members of the public will be able to see emergency services displays including the support unit, the armed response unit, the road policing unit, the fire service mobile station and a crashed car.

 Children and adults will also be able to meet the police dogs and horses  and see birds of prey in action .

An opportunity to learn more about crime scene investigation will also be provided by trained officers.

 PC Brian Arends, one of the organisers of the day, said: “We’re really looking forward to the information day and want to encourage as many people as possible to come down and see the work we’ve been doing.

  “It should be a fun family event, with lots going on for people to enjoy.”

A tour of the station’s cells and custody suite will also be on offer.

Many more stalls will  be at the event including Lancashire County Council Trading Standards, Help Direct, Addaction, victim support and the street pastors, who will all be providing information about the work they do in the West Lancashire community.

Classic cars from Motorfest will also be appearing and  a  raffle will  be held throughout the day in aid of Help for  Heroes.