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Caring Dylan’s card to murdered officers

Dylan Austin, who sent a card to Greater Manchester Police following the murders of two police officers.

Dylan Austin, who sent a card to Greater Manchester Police following the murders of two police officers.

A caring three year old boy who sent a card to the police officers who were killed in Manchester in September has been rewarded by Sussex Police.

Dylan Austin, from Tarring, was playing with his toys whilst mum, Kathryn, was watching the television, when the news broke.

When Dylan asked her what was happening, Kathryn explained that the police officers had been hurt.

Immediately, Dylan, who attends Busy Bees nursery in Poulters Lane, said that he wanted to make a card.

Kathryn explained: “I was taken aback by the news and Dylan saw me and asked what was up.

“He stopped playing with his toy police cars and fire engines and said he would make them a get better soon card, as I hadn’t explained that they had passed away at this stage.

“We later explained that they had gone to be stars like Reggie, his cat, which we thought was the best way.”

Dylan decided to use some of his favourite stickers on the card, which Kathryn sent to Manchester Police, with a short explanatory note.

Because of the attention the incident received, she said she didn’t expect to hear any more about it.

But a few days later, a thank you letter from the chief constable arrived.

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, November 1.

 

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