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'Inspector Ted' Book Further Highlights Local Police Community Engagement

The purple teddy that's taken North Lancashire Police's social media channels by storm is now the star of his very own book.

"Inspector Ted - The True Story of a Teddy who became a Police Officer" has been written by Seargent Adie Knowles.

The cuddly toy's been used to extend the force's community engagement work since October 2016, when the mascot was found abandoned in Morecambe.

You can get your copy from eBay here. All money raised goes towards local charity, Unique Kidz & Co.

Sgt Knowles said: "On the first day we had people waiting outside the station to get in to buy it! 

"You can still buy it from Lancaster or Morecambe Police Stations, or online for £3 plus postage. If anyone has any questions regarding the book then just drop me a line at adie.knowles@lancashire.pnn.police.uk, and thanks for all your support!

“I really enjoyed writing the book. I hope it will help us to engage with young children and educate them about the role of the police.”

Since Ted was found on Marine Road East by the Venus and Cupid statue, images of the cuddly companion on the beat across North Lancashire have been "liked" and shared thousands of times on social media.

An appeal to find the soft toy's owner is ongoing - and in the meantime it will continue to patrol local streets with Sgt Adie Knowles and his team.

Below: Pumping iron

Below: Teddy tries his hand at being a Traffic Officer

Below: Teddy's been trained in how to ram doors down

Below: Teddy's down-time is spent catching up on back-episodes of The Bill

Below: Teddy can frequently be seen playing a navigator role

Below: Back at HQ, nobody uses the walkie-talkie without Teddy's say-so

Below: Well what other snack would be appropriate?

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