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

PUBLISHED: 11:36 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 08 August 2017

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

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

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

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

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.”

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