KNUTSFORD Police held a successful rural day in Mobberley earlier this month.

Organised by PCSO Sophie Emmerson the day was held at the scout field in the village.

In addition to Cheshire Police a number of other local organisations also supported the event, including Cheshire Fire Service, Environment Agency, RSPCA, the ARK vets, Loch Fyne, local farmers, The Institute of Advanced Motorists and many more.

PCSO Emmerson said: "The day was a success, people travelled from all over to come which was nice to see. We had so much support from all the local businesses in and around Knutsford, people taking part and donating such amazing raffle prizes.

"I felt proud to be the event organizer and come up with the idea for this event."

The event raised £305 in total from refreshments, raffle and the name the van competition.

All the money will be donated to the Knutsford District Explorer Scouts who have been raising funds to send 14 to 18 year olds to Japan and Norway in 2015.

PCSO Emmerson added: "The winning name for Knutsford police van is ‘Larry’, selected by our police officers.

"The winner Teddy Billinge, four, from Northwich, will be receiving a tour around one of the police stations and has formally named our van for us ‘so watch out criminals, Larry’s about’."