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[email protected] comes to Hertfordshire

The National initiative [email protected] came to London Colney on Saturday 5th May. We were joined by Hertfordshire Assistant Chief Constable Bill Jephson, the St Albans Mayor, NANDOS St Albans, and 12 teams of young footballers.

The twelve teams competed on the day, with Wealstone Wanderers being crowned the overall winners, beating Watford PL Kicks in the final. They will now go forward to the grand finale, which takes place on Sunday 17th June at The Warren.

During the day there were also performances from rappers Tricks RtB and Milo as well as a DJ. Paul Hannaford gave a humbling and engaging talk about his experiences with gangs and drug use.

Detective Superintendent Kay Lancaster, who helped to organise the event alongside Detective Inspector Jason Keane and Inspector Rory Arnott, said: “It was a fantastic day and really helped to break down barriers between young people and the police, to forge good, lasting relationships.

I’d like to thank everyone who helped to make the day such a great success, for a fantastic cause. We look forward to working with [email protected] again in the future.”

The Day raised over £300 with Herts Police donating a further £100.

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