Tea room gets new artefact from police

Pam Campbell of Coppers Tea Room, re-unites two little policeman statues which used to stand in the old police station, thanks to Civilian Detention Officer Jim Wilson and Inspector Steve Evans of Leyland Police
Pam Campbell of Coppers Tea Room, re-unites two little policeman statues which used to stand in the old police station, thanks to Civilian Detention Officer Jim Wilson and Inspector Steve Evans of Leyland Police
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A tea shop owner is delighted that an old police artifact has finally been reunited with its partner.

Pam Campbell, from Coppers Tea Room, opened her business at the site of the old Leyland police station on Golden Hill.

She displays a number of items from when the base was a working police station, and even has the cells open to the public to view.

One of her favourite pieces of memorabilia is a little statute of a policeman, but she didn’t realise it had a brother until this week.

Custody officer Wilson, who works at the new station in Lancastergate, saw the statue when he visited Coppers one weekend, and recognised it as being very similar to one he’d seen at work.

So the police decided to donate their artefact to the tea room.

Pam said: “It’s a lovely gesture and a really lovely surprise.

“I didn’t know there was any more of these little men, but it’s great that our’s has got a new companion now.

“We’ll make sure to look after him, and it’s nice that he’s coming home.”