/ Youth bus receives a makeover

An officer from south Manchester has secured £700 of money seized from criminals to improve the division’s youth bus.

The money has been used to purchase a Wii Games Console, games, DVDs, CD’s, karaoke machine and TV.

The youth bus is run by NGage in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and provides young people with something to do to deter them from committing antisocial behaviour.

The bus also enables police community support officers and youth workers to engage with young people in an informal surrounding.

PC Anthony Willis from the Fallowfield Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “The youth bus is a great tool for the police and always receives a great reception from younger residents.

“After several years of use, the bus was in desperate need of some new equipment and I’m delighted that money seized from those that have caused harm within our communities has been used to fund something positive.”

Rachel Stafford, Youth Inclusion Manager from NGage said: "It is such a privilege to be able to work alongside the police in this work, and the bus has proved to be so beneficial for the young people that we have contact with.

“It is a great resource and we are so thankful to PC Willis for securing the funding to get the extra equipment on the bus. The young people have really appreciated it and have loved being able to engage in different ways because of it."

To contact the Fallowfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, please call them on 0161 856 4423 or email fallowfield@gmp.police.uk

Residents can also follow the neighbourhood policing team on Twitter by following @GMP_Fallowfield

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