FIVE children were presented with a turkey each after winning a Christmas card competition organised by the police.

More than 80 pupils at Hardwick Junior School, Sedgefield, were invited by PC Keith Todd to enter the contest, which was aimed at heightening awareness of his role as beat officer.

The children were asked to devise cards based on the theme of PC Todd having his Christmas dinner.

The winners were presented with Christmas turkeys donated by local butcher George Bolam