SKIPTON primary school children have bid a fond farewell to one of the town's police community support officers.

Sarah Hargraves has been a regular at Water Street Primary School for the last eight years, offering advice to children on matters such as road safety and use of the internet.

She has also organised class visits to the station, including tours of the cells,which have now closed.

Jenny Macnab, deputy headteacher, said Sarah had always been a friendly and welcoming face.

"Sarah has been a real asset to our school, over the last eight years the children have enjoyed her visits to us. We wanted to say a proper good bye in our assembly and to present her with a card made by the children."

Officer Hargreaves left Skipton this week to take up a position in the North Yorkshire Police based in Harrogate.