A 16-year-old girl has been taken to her prom, roads policing style.
Scarlett Thomas, who has severe illnesses which can be life limiting, was picked up in Norton and taken to her prom at Abbey Hill Academy in Stockton on Friday 30th June.
PC Bell from Cleveland Police Roads Policing Unit stayed behind after his shift had ended to ensure that Scarlett could get to her prom, after a last-minute issue with her planned transport.
Scarlett’s parents, Katherine and Alan, said: “Scarlett has a real love for any emergency services and to be able to have an escort from Cleveland Police to her prom is something she will never forget. The family are so thankful and grateful that Cleveland Police could make her day so special.”
PC Bell said: “We were happy to assist in getting Scarlett to her prom, after she had transport problems at the last minute.
“It’s a special night for all school leavers and shouldn’t be missed, so we’re pleased that Scarlett could get there and have a great time with her friends at her prom.”