Altrincham and Sale West MP Sir Graham Brady joined local police officers to get a first-hand insight into the work they do.

Greater Manchester Police invited the Altrincham and Sale West MP to give a day to policing during the summer Parliamentary recess.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins wrote to local MPs saying: ‘The expectation of the public for policing has changed substantially over the last decade, with rising complex crimes such as online fraud, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse, alongside a recent increase in serious violent crime.’

He added: ‘We hope that you will get a first-hand insight into the day to day work and how it has changed, gain a wider understanding of the operational challenges facing policing, as well as help us to appreciate and understand the challenges that you face in your Parliamentary work.’

After spending time with officers, Sir Graham said: ‘I always take the opportunity to meet with senior officers to discuss local crime and policing challenges.

"It was a pleasure to join officers to find out more about their experiences on our streets.

"Policing and crime continues to change but the commitment of police officers to prevent crime and keep the public safe remains unaltered.’