Cadets take a well-earned rest

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POLICE cadets in Northumberland can enjoy a well-earned rest after completing gruelling Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

More than 120 Northumbria Police Volunteer Cadets have successfully completed their bronze and silver walking and hill challenges, completing 14 expeditions over 300 miles.

The trips took in areas including the Cheviots, Teesdale, the Lake District and the Scottish Borders.

And the treks have helped to develop skills such as map reading, camp craft, leadership, decision making and problem solving.

Co-ordinator Sgt Alan Parks said: “All of the cadets have worked very hard and demonstrated excellent teamwork.”