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Sam Woolfall with CSO Ruth Moyse and PS Andy Wiltshire

Sam Woolfall with CSO Ruth Moyse and PS Andy Wiltshire

If you saw a school pupil being taken home in a police car you may think the worst, but for Sam Woolfall from Cantref Primary in Abergavenny, it was all part of his prize for winning a competition!

Ten year old Sam, along with his class took part in designing a poster to try to help prevent crime in the lead up to the busy Christmas period.

The competition was organised by Community Support Officer Ruth Moyse. She explained, ‘We wanted to involve the pupils in our competition design, often children can help to educate their parents about keeping their valuables secure and come up with the best poster designs!’

Sam’s poster was designed to combat theft from vehicles over Christmas with the catchy slogan, ‘Thieves are doing their Christmas shopping too! Just be sure it’s not yours.’

Sam’s poster has now been displayed in local shops and car park areas in Abergavenny to encourage shoppers to lock their cars and also hide any valuables in their boot or take it with them.

Sam also won a ride home in one of Gwent Police’s traffic cars, a Ford Focus ST. Sam said, ‘I really enjoyed the ride home and liked taking part in the competition. I wanted to make sure people hid their valuables like mobile phones or laptops in cars, even if they were going quickly to the shops.’

CSO Ruth Moyse added, ‘The standard of all posters was really high, it was difficult to pick a winner. Well done to Sam but also to the other runners up; Jacob Brinn, Isobel Balmer, Alice Lang, Hermione Holder, Ethan Attwood, Zak Main, Jake Trotman, Rosie nicholls and Harry Binley.’

Sam's poster

Sam’s poster


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