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Police Division says a thank you to young people in the north-east

By Rachael Glennie

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North East Police Division have said a thank you and praised all young people in the north-east who are staying at home and doing everything they can to help others in need during what has been a different and difficult time for everyone to adjust to.

North East Police Division has shown off some of the many artworks which have been created by youngsters.
North East Police Division has shown off some of the many artworks which have been created by youngsters.

Superintendent Kate Stephen said: "Life isn’t quite what we are used to just now, is it?

“Most of you won’t have been to school for a while, and you won’t be seeing your friends or family or taking part in all the activities or clubs you usually do.

“ I know it must be really hard to miss these things that are so important to you - I see the impact this has on my own children, it is not easy.

“But I’m sure you all know just how crucial it is that we all make some changes at the moment, and that you stay at home to help protect our hospitals and keep your family, friends and communities safe.”

Following a thank you message from the chief constable of Police Scotland, Kate Stephen said she also wanted to send out a thank you message and show her appreciation for all key workers:

She said: "I know that many of you will have family members who are key workers and you might not have seen much of them over the past few weeks - they are doing a very special job so be sure to tell them how proud you are of them.

“We know that everyone is making sacrifices at the moment, in particular all of you who are missing milestones and fun events.

“The chief constable of Police Scotland thanked you all last week for what you’re doing to help others, and I would like to thank you too.

“I am extremely proud of how you have all adapted to these difficult times, as I'm sure are all the adults in your lives.

"A few weeks ago we also launched a competition on our Facebook page asking you to send in pictures of your keyworker ‘heroes’ and you’ll be pleased to hear that these are now pinned to the walls of our Police stations so that we can appreciate your brilliant drawings each time we go to work.

"Take care of yourself and your families, and remember to work hard but also have fun.

“It is also very important that you stay safe online when doing your school work, playing games or speaking to friends, so make sure you tell someone if something is troubling you.

"Finally, if you see our Police officers out patrolling your street to help keep you safe, remember to give them a wave and shout hello.

"We look forward to seeing you all when you get back to school or nursery and all the clubs you love.

"Take care and stay safe."

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