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Harpenden cadets become Hungry Hippos at national competition

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 August 2018

Cadets from Harpenden and St Albans competing at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland. Picture: Herts Police

Cadets from Harpenden and St Albans competing at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland. Picture: Herts Police

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Volunteer police cadets from Harpenden were put through their paces at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland.

Cadets from Harpenden and St Albans competing at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland. Picture: Herts PoliceCadets from Harpenden and St Albans competing at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland. Picture: Herts Police

Cadets from Harpenden and St Albans were among those representing the county at the annual event, which was held at the Scottish police college in Tullialan from Friday, August 3 to Saturday, August 4.

In total, 21 teams from across the UK took part in 14 different activities, including cycling, a baton relay, a pedal car grand prix and life-sized ‘Hungry Hippos’.

The St Albans and Harpenden cadets placed sixth overall, after winning this year’s county cadet competition in Hertfordshire.

Sgt Steve Alison, who leads the cadet group, said: “To come sixth among such strong competition is very commendable and I’m really proud of the hard work and dedication shown by my team.”

Cadets from Harpenden and St Albans competing at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland. Picture: Herts PoliceCadets from Harpenden and St Albans competing at the National Cadet Competition in Scotland. Picture: Herts Police

The other entrants from Hertfordshire, cadets from the Harpenden and Ware group, came second in the competition.

Police cadets are young people aged from 13 to 18 who learn about police procedures and the law, take part in social activities and work alongside officers at community events.

For more information or to apply to join go to www.herts.police.uk/cadets

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