Barrow communities and police take part in cricket event

A team of officers and staff took to the cricket pitch this week as part of a community event in Barrow.

Yesterday (17 August), a Cumbria Police team led by Chief Constable Rob Carden competed in a cricket tournament consisting of a team from Cumbria Police, a Barrow community team and a team consisting of local medical and healthcare professionals.

The competition, which was held at Barrow Cricket Club, was won by the Barrow Hospital XI.

Temporary Inspector Siraaz Patel, Cumbria Constabulary, said:

“The event provided a great opportunity for members of the Barrow community to come together over their shared love of sport and also engage with their police force.

“We all know that sport has the power to remove barriers and help bring people and communities together.

“Our policing team, whilst not successful on the cricket field, gave up their own time to support this hugely worthwhile event.

“Following the competition there was a small social ceremony in which the Chief Constable presented the trophy to the winning team.

“The event was well received by those who took part and we hope that this can become an annual event, which supports our commitment to closely working with the communities we serve.”

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