Bobby swaps beat for Downing Street meeting

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THE police officer responsible for policing in Bolsover met Prime Minister David Cameron at a special reception to thank those who helped out in the London riots.

Inspector Graham Lamin was invited to Downing Street in recognition of his efforts overseeing a team of 25 officers from Derbyshire who travelled to London to help Metropolitan Police with the riots last summer.

Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “Graham quickly assembled a fantastic team of officers and was committed to their welfare throughout their deployment in London. He left a positive impression on those he worked with and he and his team were excellent ambassadors for the force.”

Insp Lamin said: “The Prime Minister asked us all how we helped during the disturbances and thanked us for the role we played.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a real honour to have been invited.”