Volunteer cadets from Northumbria Police have been awarded £250.

The money comes from The Key, an organisation which helps young people use their determination and drive to make a difference, and has been put towards a number of crime prevention items to distribute to vulnerable members of society.

Among the items purchased were bike locks, purse bells, dummy cameras, safety chains and padlocks.

Cadets work closely with local communities and attend some of the region’s major events.

Northumbria Police’s Chief Supt, Sarah Pitt, said: “The work the cadets carry out on a weekly basis is invaluable and they are a fantastic asset to the force. They help us protect the public, engage with communities and support us in policing important issues.”