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 Cops praise kind students for hot drink delivery


Officers from Cleveland and Durham’s Specialist Operations Unit were out in Bishop Auckland last night carrying out roadside checks on the back of their joint Christmas campaign ‘No empty chair’ which is aimed at changing the behaviour of those who chose to drink or drug drive.

Just after 9pm last night (December 4), officers stopped a car full of young students in the Market place. The driver of the vehicle happily parked up in a nearby bay and carried out a roadside test (which passed) before heading home.

However, moments later the youngsters returned to the bay with coffees for the entire team.

Sergeant Pete Tate, from Durham's Road Policing Unit said: “The group were so quick in delivering the drinks, we barely had time to say thank you.

“I would just like to pass on my appreciation to the group who went out of their way to keep us refreshed and warm."

Throughout the night, officers executed a number of stops and were happy to report no fails.