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Minehead Beat Team winners of policing award
THE Minehead Beat Team are celebrating after winning an award which is usually handed out to an individual officer.
Police Constable Mark Curran said he was thrilled that he and the Minehead Beat Team including several of his police, police community support officers (PCSO) and CCTV volunteers had won the Ray Robinson award.
The award is in memory of Ray Robinson who retired from Avon and Somerset Constabulary in 1978 due to ill health.
The trophy is awarded annually to the police officer or group of officers who have had the biggest involvement in community relations.
He said: “It is an unusual step to recognise the whole team and I am very proud to be part of this.
“I have done 19 years in the force and never won anything like this.
“Everyone works really hard to make Minehead a safe town and we have some of the highest rates for catching criminals so I think that could be something to do with it.”
The team will be presented with the award in Taunton on November 5.
PC Curran added: “Sgt Tom Mayberry was the Minehead town sergeant over the period involved; sadly he died this July just before he was due to retire but he is part of this award too.”
The team are looking for more CCTV volunteers.
Anyone interested in helping out should contact Police Constable Curran on 07766474710.
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