Police donation to scout group

PCSO Charlotte Westby and PC Ryan Stockton present a cheque for �1,000 to Todmorden scouts
PCSO Charlotte Westby and PC Ryan Stockton present a cheque for �1,000 to Todmorden scouts

SCOUTS have received a funding boost thanks to a donation from the police.

PC Ryan Stockton and PCSO Charlotte Westby, who are both officers in the Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, visited Todmorden scouts to present them with a cheque for £1,000.

The money has been obtained through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) as part of the “Why Should They” campaign, after it was taken away from convicted criminals who had been profiting from their criminal lifestyles.

Detective Sergeant Phil Jagger, for Calderdale’s POCA team, said: “The money has been obtained through POCA from criminals in the Calderdale area who have been prosecuted for their offences.

“The money is now being used to support local community projects and organisations.”