POLICE said ello' ello' ello' to three children who were given the chance of going behind the scenes at Watford police station.

The children coloured their way to the police station doors, as they were named winners of a poster competition when they designed a crimebuster poster to highlight key crime risks.

Poppy O’Sullivan from Nascot Wood Junior School in Watford, Hannah Sugars from Hartsbourne Primary School in Bushey and Amy Salisbury from Maple Cross Primary School were given the chance to explore the police station on Wednesday, February 20.

During the day the children saw police officers at work, were given the opportunity to sit inside a police van and hold police riot equipment, as well as set off the sirens in a police car.

The eight-year-olds were also shown around the magistrates court, taking on the role of the magistrate and criminal, when they sat in the magistrates chair and stood in the dock.

Education support PCSO Sue Lowther said: "The poster competition aimed to highlight to children and their families about how to prevent a burglary at their home.

"The children really enjoyed their half-term visit to the station. There were lots of exciting things for them to experience."