Police cadets travelled the length of the UK for a competition in Scotland.

The cadet troop from St Albans and Harpenden journeyed from Hertfordshire to Tulliallan, near Stirling, for the National Cadet Competition.

St Albans and Harpenden finally came in sixth out of 21 teams.

Sergeant Steve Alison, who leads the cadets, said: “It was a brilliant weekend and a great experience for all the cadets involved.

“To come sixth amongst such strong competition is very commendable and I’m proud of the hard work and dedication showed by my team.”

Cadets represented their parts of the country at the annual event at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan between August 3 and 5.

Police cadets are young people aged between 13 and 18.

As well as learning about police procedures and the law, cadets also work alongside officers to play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention.

For more information or to apply to join, visit www.herts.police.uk/cadets.