Top cops face daunting descent at Elland Road Open Day

Leeds’ police chief Paul Money will make a daunting descent of his Elland Road headquarters this weekend in a charity abseil that kicks off its annual open day.

Police open day 16Chief Superintendent Money, Leeds District Commander, will be joined by Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins and other senior officers to descend the glass-fronted main entrance of the state-of-the-art building which stands opposite Leeds United’s ground.

Representatives from Leeds United are due to lend their support to the event on Sunday (11 September 2016) which will be raising money for Martin House children’s hospice in Boston Spa.

The event, which runs from 11am to 3pm, will also feature a range of attractions and displays, including emergency service vehicles, a mock crime scene and a public order policing demonstration.

There will be plenty on offer for youngsters with Percy the police car, face painting, personalised wanted posters, meet the mascots, funfair rides and bouncy castle.

West Yorkshire Police Band will be on hand to entertain, and food and ice cream will be on sale. Entry is free and free parking will be available.

Chief Superintendent Money said:

“Our headquarters may not be the tallest building in Leeds but it’s certainly a daunting enough height for us all to make our way down by rope in the name of charity.

“I hope as many people as possible will come along to witness our efforts at a graceful descent and help us to raise some funds for the absolutely vital work that Martin House does.

“The event promises be a great opportunity for people to get a behind-the-scenes look at the work we do and there will be plenty of fun on offer for all the family.”