Norfolk: Police Pay Respects To Fallen Colleagues

26 September 2012, 05:00 | Updated: 26 September 2012, 08:35

Police from across the UK are getting together today in Norfolk for a charity event raising money for families of colleagues who have died at work.

A week on from the shooting of two police women in Manchester, officers from across the UK will be paying tribute to them in OUR region today.

Over 500 officers and staff from more than 40 forces are doing a 10 mile charity run from Sandringham in Norfolk this afternoon. 

Originally the event was to raise money for the Princes Trust, however since the deaths of Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, they're now also raising money in aid of a charity which supports families who've lost someone in the line of duty.

Before the race begins at 2pm there will be a one minute round of applause in their memory.

Phil Gormley the Chief of Norfolk Police will also be running the race as a mark of respect.

Organiser Steve Jones from Norfolk Police tells Heart more about what's happening...

Steve Jones talks to Heart