A Lancashire police officer has written a children’s book about a teddy bear who became a police officer in a bid to raise money for a local children’s charity.
The 20-page book titled ‘Inspector Ted’ has been written by Sgt Adie Knowles, a neighbourhood policing sergeant in Morecambe. It features the true story of a teddy bear who was found in Morecambe and has been on many adventures with his local police officers.
Sgt Knowles said: “When my colleague found Ted, we tried to reunite him with his owner as we knew that a little person would be missing him. An appeal on our Facebook page had thousands of views but unfortunately no one ever came forward – so Ted joined the team and he soon became Inspector Ted.
“I decided to write the book after the interest the public had shown in him on social media. The possibility to also raise money for a local charity gave me the push to do it.
“I really enjoyed writing the book. I hope it will help us to engage with young children and educate them about the role of the police.”
All money raised from the sale of the book will go to Unique Kidz and Co, which works with disabled children in the area.
Tom Fisher chats with Author Sgt Adie Knowles and Illustrator Hannah Robinson about Inspector Ted and how the book is raising money for local charity 'Unique Kidz'