Students help investigate at crash

PC Sam Lyman briefs students at the scene
PC Sam Lyman briefs students at the scene

Officers from the county’s police force recreated the scene of a serious road traffic accident to help young people with their studies.

They mocked up a crash between a bicycle and a car and encouraged students to get hands on with the investigation.

The scenario was set up at Wicksteed Park, Kettering, to help people studying Forensic Science at Tresham College.

Wendy Forsyth, BTEC Forensic Science tutor at the college, said: “It is important for students to gain as much experience of real-life scenarios as possible before progressing to university or work.

“All of our second year Forensic Science students were involved in the investigation and had the chance to experience being in a controlled environment and taking vital evidence that is key to prosecutions and finding out how accidents have happened. This experience has enabled them to put the theory they have learnt in the classroom into practice.”

PC Rowley Adams said: “We staged a serious accident and put the students through their paces – after all, they could be our future accident investigators.”