Police song hopes for Silent Night from crime

POLICE in Kirklees hope their version of a Christmas classic will help to prevent crime.

Officers from Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have recorded their own take on Silent Night, offering crime prevention advice, to release via social media.

Featuring reworked lyrics, the song was the brainchild of Police Community Support Officers Paul Simpkins, Jon Arey, Morgan Cockroft and Chris McNamara.

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The officers wrote and filmed the festive piece in their own time using free studio space and technical expertise provided by staff and students at Huddersfield University.

They filmed the video around Huddersfield after being challenged to think of a seasonal way of reminding people about the importance of locking doors and windows at night.

Many burglaries across West Yorkshire are due to insecure doors and windows.

Inspector Danny Groiser, of Huddersfield South NPT, said: “I was approached by Paul, Jon and Morgan about doing something like this and set them a challenge to see if they could come up with a crime prevention themed song for Christmas.

“Needless to say I was stunned by the results and am very proud of their efforts. I’d encourage anyone who has five minutes to check the song out on YouTube, and extend a huge thank you to Huddersfield University for allowing the lads to record in one of their studios for free.”