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Monday 26 June 2017

Police officers across the UK are receiving cakes, flowers and sweets after the Westminster attack

By Catherine Wyatt

They deserve it.

After the tragedy of Westminster’s terror attack, members of the public are dropping off flowers, cakes and sweets into their local police stations just to say thank you.

Kind-hearted strangers across the country are giving the small gifts to officers following the death of Pc Keith Palmer on Wednesday.

The 48-year-old husband and father was stabbed to death outside Parliament by Khalid Masood in a terror attack which saw three other civilians lose their lives.

Our heartfelt thanks for this simple act of kindness. This thank you card and flowers were received at Crownhill police station, Plymouth today. After yesterday’s horrific events in London, this simple act of kindness by a member of the public reminds us all why we wear this uniform with pride every day. The card reads: “To all police officers and PCSOs who are prepared to put their lives on the line for the rest of us, Thank you.” Be alert, but don’t be alarmed.

Our heartfelt thanks for this simple act of kindness. This thank you card and flowers were received at Crownhill police station, Plymouth today. After yesterday’s horrific events in London, this…

Devon and Cornwall police shared a photograph of two bunches of flowers and a card that had been received at one of their stations.

The card read: “To all the police officers and PCSOs who are prepared to put their lives on the line for the rest of us, thank you.”

Meanwhile, police in Marlborough were treated to two bags of doughnuts, whilst officers in Dudley were given four boxes of cakes, including fondant fancies and cherry Bakewells.

In light of recent events, it’s always nice to feel appreciated. Thank you to the member of public for her generous gifts today.

In light of recent events, it’s always nice to feel appreciated. Thank you to the member of public for her generous gifts today.

Cutest of all though is eight-year-old Alana, who saved up her pocket money to buy police officers a tub of Quality Street.

Inspector Phil Mees called it a “lovely gesture”, adding that “there was hardly a dry eye in the house”.

He said: “Officers never know what they’ll face when they clock on for each shift – and never was that more evident than in London yesterday.

“It’s lovely to know the efforts of our officers are appreciated. Thank you, Alana.”

North Yorkshire Police

Thank you for all the kind words that you’ve said to officers and PCSOs while we’ve been out on patrol today.

And if you don’t quite have the pocket money to raid the bakery section of Sainsbury’s, a kind word is just as nice.

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