New bobby starts on Ilkeston beat

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A new bobby on the beat starts work in town this week.

Pcso Rachael Batchelar, from Ilkeston, will be working as part of the Larklands and Gallows Safer Neighbourhood Team.

After five-and-a-half years in the Derbyshire force she is looking forward to getting to work and out and about in her home town.

She told the Advertiser: “After working in Derby it’s great to be back in Ilkeston and working in an area that I know really well already.

“I’m looking forward to a new challenge and getting to know people in the area and helping them with any issues they may have.”

To contact Pcso Batchelar or any of the other officers working in the Larklands and Gallows area call the non-emergency number 101.

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