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Fingerprinting, firearms and four-legged friends at The Royal Bath and West Show


Bath & West Show

Police dogs and horses, armoured cars, firearms officers and forensic investigators will be just some of the attractions on offer on the Constabulary’s stand at the Royal Bath and West Show this year.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will be visiting the event on Wednesday, June 1 and she will be spending time on the interactive police stand where visitors can explore the world of the Underwater Search Unit, learn how to take finger prints and check out the impressive armoured Landrover vehicle.

For the more adventurous, there will be the opportunity to stick on some body armour and have some shield and baton training with police officers.

The Rural Crime Team will also be at the show on stand 199 near the Cattle Rings where they will be perfectly placed to mark your farming equipment and give advice on how to protect your property, livestock and vehicles.

There will also be exciting daily shows in the Main Arena from both the two-legged and four-legged members of the Constabulary's Mounted and Dog Unit.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will be at the show on Wednesday 1 June .

She said: “I always enjoy attending the Royal Bath and West Show, it’s been a highlight of my year since I was a young child. The police stand is always popular and deserves its accolades as well as the amazing displays by the Constabulary’s horse and dog teams. The event is just one of the ways that I get to meet residents and people from our thriving rural community.”

Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie, Area Commander for Somerset, said: “This will be my first Royal Bath and West Show as Area Commander. I am looking forward to chatting with people and hearing directly from the communities we serve.

“Events like this are a fantastic opportunity for us to meet people in a fun and relaxed environment. By chatting with people, the public can see what we do every day to keep them safe, deal with crime and protect the vulnerable.

“The Rural Crime Team want to speak to as many people from our rural and agricultural communities as possible. So do go and chat with them. They can offer advice on crime prevention and any feedback we get helps to shape and direct our rural crime response.

“I hope people will visit the stands and spend time with us. Forensic experts, Firearms Officers, Police Divers - come and meet the real thing, we are much better than the TV!”

show runs from Wednesday 1 June – Saturday 4 June at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet. Visit their website for details.

Posted on Friday 27th May 2016
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