New officers for Erewash

FOUR new special constables will support police across Erewash after they were sworn in this week.

Matthew Fearn, 21, will work in Ilkeston, Michael Hayden, 44, from Long Eaton, Alexander Knighton, 21, from Stapleford and Darren Fay, 35, from Trowell will all be based in Long Eaton.

The four were part of a 21-strong group of new volunteers who completed an intensive two-week course in May, studying various aspects of policing including crime scenes, road traffic collisions, statement taking and first aid.