Children enjoy visit to Rotherham nursery by police dogs

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CHILDREN at a Rotherham nursery took part in a police line-up when two police officers called in - and brought along two police dogs.

Nasa, a firearms support dog, and Duke, a drugs sniffer dog, visited Pollywiggles nursery in Treeton, along with their handler PC Paul Brackpool.

The visit began with a brief introduction by PC Brackpool about himself and his dogs’ roles within South Yorkshire Police. 
Then the children saw the dogs in action.

First the bobby planted a small drug packet on a member of nursery staff and brought Duke into the nursery and introduced him to the children.

The older children and staff were lined up so Duke could walk along and locate the drugs.

During the second part of the demonstration, PCSO Julie Jackson wore a protective sleeve and brandished a large stick as she charged at PC Brackpool and Nasa.

Nasa grabbed her sleeve until she dropped the stick and was ‘arrested’.

PCSO Jackson said: “There were plenty of questions from the children.”