Chernobyl Children Visit Staffordshire Police
6 August 2019 Local News
A group of children from Chernobyl visited the Staffordshire Police headquarters last week and met the force’s new trainee police dogs.
The ten children, aged between 10 and 12, all in remission from cancer, and their host families came to the Stafford site as part of their activities during their month-long stay in Staffordshire.
They met dog trainers PCs John Maunders and Steve Thomas and their eight-week old puppies, Maya and Maunders, and heard how dogs help with policing.
The visitors also met PC Tim Moss and Staffordshire’s most famous bull terrier, PD Cooper, who demonstrated searches for drugs and ammunition.
The event was organised by charity Chernobyl Children who arrange for ten children to come to the UK each year. All the children are in remission from cancer following the nuclear disaster in 1986.