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Durham Police hold summer bear hunt with safety theme
10:35am Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
TWO young sisters have won Durham Police’s Safe City Summer Bear Hunt.
Rebecca and Emily Stout, aged nine and seven, respectively, were presented with a £25 voucher to spend in the city’s Accessorize and The Works shops.
The New Brancepeth Primary School pupils were congratulated by Durham Assistant Chief Constable Dave Orford, Mayor Councillor Pauline Charlton and her daughter Susie Charlton on winning the first prize.
The winner of the second prize received a £10 voucher to spend in the city.
Box Clothing won the best-dressed bear competition and the shop’s staff were presented with a certificate by Mr Orford and Bobby Sheen, chairman of Durham CityShopwatch.
Bobby and Michelle Sheen, owners of Warm Sanctuary, donated £25 towards bear hunt prize money.
A total of 115 teddy bears were hidden in various shop and cafe windows across the city centre.
They wore a red, yellow, blue or green sash, each of which represents a key safety message.
Some bears were also in costume, some of them dressed to represent the shop or cafe in which they are hiding.
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