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Chislehurst school kids help prevent crime with colourful posters

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 August 2012

The winners and their designs. Maya Wingard, Lauren Williams, Ellie Murray and Lucy Woodhams with Deputy Borough Commander Jo Oakley and DC Elaine Crossinggum holding up George Haliday’s entry.

The winners and their designs. Maya Wingard, Lauren Williams, Ellie Murray and Lucy Woodhams with Deputy Borough Commander Jo Oakley and DC Elaine Crossinggum holding up George Haliday's entry.

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Primary school children have assisted local police in preventing crime by designing posters highlighting the dangers of leaving valuables in vehicles.

The Year 6 pupils from Edgebury Primary School, Belmont Lane, Chislehurst drew colourful designs showing criminals in prison and reminding residents to keep gadgets such as sat-navs out of sight.

The five winning youngsters received a visit to the Metropolitan Police dog training facility and their entries are currently being displayed outside Bromley Police Station, High Street.

Det Con Elain Crossinggum said: “We want people to hang it on the fridge or the back of a door and hopefully it will be that little reminder that makes them take their valuables out of their vehicles.”

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