Boy delivers festive food parcel to thank police officers for working on Christmas Day

The box filled with treats for officers of the Thames Valley Police. (PA)

A six-year-old boy saved up his pocket money to buy his local police force some festive treats to keep them well-fed on their Christmas shift.

Thames Valley Police shared a photo of their food hoard on Twitter, thanking the small boy for his heartwarming act of kindness.

According to the force, the boy delivered the box and a handwritten letter to the offiers, support staff and volunteers who are working over the festive period.

The Christmas-paper wrapped box included a pack of mince pies, a bag of coffee and boxes of tea bags, cup-a-soups, chocolate and biscuits.

The boy also sent a letter saying he wants to be a policeman when he grows up. (PA)

The gift included a large silver bow affixed to the top of a bag of chocolate.

As well as the present and card, the anonymous six-year-old wrote the officers a letter about his own dreams of joining the force.

The boy wrote: “Dear Police, I am six and when I grow up I want to be a policeman.

“I really love cars and Ninja Turtles.

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“I made you a treat box to help you on Christmas when you’re putting bad people in jail because the police are the best.

“Thank you for your good work.”

Thames Valley neighbourhood inspector Penny Jones, based in Reading, was one of the officers who received the gift.

“A lovely six-year-old boy has been saving his pocket money and bought this box to the police station for staff working on Christmas. Thank you from all of us,” she said.

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