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Honorary constable Ceejay (4) joins PSNI in hot pursuit of sweetie thief

By Staff Reporter

Published 24/09/2016

Ceejay ropes the officer into a selfie
Ceejay ropes the officer into a selfie
Ceejay and his family meet Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin

Meet Ceejay, the four-year-old honorary constable with the PSNI.

Ceejay McArdle was diagnosed with leukaemia in September 2014.

The determined youngster from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, wants to join the Garda when he grows up. And in June 2015 he 'joined' the force as he graduated from its training college in Templemore.

On Friday, to give him a boost after receiving his most recent dose of chemotherapy, he also became an honorary constable with the PSNI. Ceejay along with PSNI officers were on a special mission to find a robber who had been stealing all of the sweets from children in Belfast.

He started his day with a briefing with Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin where he got full details of the important mission ahead, as well as being fitted with his own uniform.

Ceejay even got a helping hand from Batman.

And soon they were off on their journey, which started with a tour along the River Lagan on a police boat.

Next they met the police dogs and set off in pursuit of some of the robbers who almost made their getaway with the coveted sweets. Ceejay then got the chance to operate the water canon - and to see the vehicles in action on the PSNI skid-pan.

Follow the action on the PSNI's Instagram account and view their story at the top of the app

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