A Worcestershire craft group has been knitting teddies for police officers to use to support children.

Members of Littleton’s Craft Club are at the forefront, ensuring that plush companions are available in police cars for officers to give to young children involved in incidents.

Having a cuddly comfort is believed to soothe the children during distressing times.

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Jan Lewington, a member of the club, said: "Knitting a teddy to give comfort to a child at a difficult time appealed to me.

"I started knitting immediately after I found the pattern and encouraged my wonderful friends from Littleton’s craft club to join me, which they have done and I hope will continue to do so, when odd balls of wool come their way."

Safer Neighbourhood Team officers PC Justine Lane and PC Alex Prentice, stopped by the craft club on Tuesday (May 28) afternoon to receive the bearrs.

PC Lane said: "This is another amazing example of how our communities come together to help others.

"I have always been tremendously proud to be a police officer in Evesham and surrounding villages and it is generosity like this that reminds me what an incredible place this is."

She added: "As police officers we often support young people during their toughest time and something as simple as these wonderful teddies can really help ease stress and anxiety when it is needed.

"Just the presence of police officers can sometimes make children feel unsettled and these cuddly bears can open a communication channel between them and us".