STARS of television’s Police Interceptors show, kitted out in florescent sweatbands, tackled a charity Zumbathon in memory of a teenage boy.

PCs Ian Squire and Mike ‘Spike’ Fisher took part in the dance-based fitness event which raised over £2,000 for the if U Care Share foundation.

The event was held in honour of Bobby Carmichael, 15, of Esh Winning, who died by suicide on June 1.

His grandmother, Diane Carmichael, said: “He was so kind and he liked to have a joke with everyone.

“Since his death people have told us stories of times that he helped them, walking someone home and looking after a woman who had fallen from her mobility scooter.

“It makes us all proud. We miss him terribly.”

The If U Care Share Foundation supports families affected by suicide. Founder of the charity Shirley Smith and colleagues joined in at the event.

Zumba Instructor, Diane Arrowsmith, said: “It was overwhelming to see our community pull together in memory of a lovely young man who is tragically no longer with us.”

More than 100 people attended the event at Newhouse Club, Esh Winning, last Thursday.

PC Ian Squire said: “It was a fantastic, well-supported event and so good to see such community spirit.”