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As well as policing in communities across West Mercia, 46 officers from across the three counties travelled to London to help keep the public safe during the crowning of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.

West Mercia’s officers played a proud role in one of the biggest events in the United Kingdom’s history and highlighted their duty and dedication to protecting the public.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “We saw the very best of policing over the coronation weekend. Police officers from across the country worked tirelessly to ensure the public they serve were protected.

“I am extremely proud officers from West Mercia Police played their part in the successful policing operation in London, as well as officers who worked locally, to ensure coronation celebrations were safe and enjoyable for everyone.”

West Mercia Police Deputy Chief Constable Alex Murray, added: “I’d like to thank all officers for their hard work and dedication over the coronation weekend.

“It was an honour for our officers to represent the force at such a prestigious and monumental event.  Whether locally or in London and Windsor, our officers played a key role in keeping the public safe during the historic celebrations.”