SUDBURY police might have aching plates of meat (rhyming slang for feet) in their day-to-day dealings maintaining law and order, but it was plates of another kind that caused a crisis for them this Christmas.
They ran out of china plates on which to eat their Christmas meal, which was being cooked by Pcso Siobban Hemmett.
So officers called The Bridge Project in Sudbury, which kindly provided them with 40 dinner plates – saving not only their bacon but their turkey too.
And this week, Sudbury police made a special visit to the project for people with learning difficulties in Gainsborough Street to say thankyou and to present a cheque for more than £200.
Pc Verity Pearson said: “Every Christmas we have a meal and a raffle, with all money raised going to a local charity.
“We have been doing it for many years and must have raised more than £3,000 over the years.
“This year, all the officers and staff nominated The Bridge Project. We do have a lot to do with it and the Resource Centre anyway, but we are grateful to The Bridge Project for helping us out with plates for our Christmas dinner.”