Public end up in slammer during Hornsey police station’s open day

Mums, dads and children visited Hornsey Police Station's open day, finding out about the day to day

Mums, dads and children visited Hornsey Police Station's open day, finding out about the day to day work of the Met. Picture: Nadia Stomina - Credit: Archant

Members of the public were searched for weapons and thrown into custody cells during a police open day.

Mayor of Haringey Cllr Stephen Mann visited Hornsey Polcie Station's open day on Saturday. Picture:

Mayor of Haringey Cllr Stephen Mann visited Hornsey Polcie Station's open day on Saturday. Picture: Nadia Stomina - Credit: Archant

Families joined the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Stephen Mann, and police boss Helen Millichap at the open day at Hornsey police station – slated for closure under a current Mayor of London consultation – on Saturday.

Usually upstanding members of the community took turns in the cells, before carrying out mock booking procedures and watching police cadets perform practice searches.

Firearms and marine unit members – along with their boats – were also on hand to discuss their work with police cars on display for the fascinated visitors to sit in.

Chief supt Helen Millichap said: “It was a fantastic day. I would like to thank those who came.”

A youngster experiences what it's like behind the wheel of a police car during an open day at Hornse

A youngster experiences what it's like behind the wheel of a police car during an open day at Hornsey Police Station. Picture: Nadia Stomina - Credit: Archant


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Organiser PC Chris Allen said: “This mysterious world of policing is vast and varied so we threw open our doors for everyone to see what we are all about. There were a lot of smiles throughout.”

Visitors look over a police van. Picture: Nadia Stomina

Visitors look over a police van. Picture: Nadia Stomina - Credit: Archant

The mayor meets a Met helicopter crew member. Picture: Nadia Stomina

The mayor meets a Met helicopter crew member. Picture: Nadia Stomina - Credit: Archant

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