PCSO selected for England police football team

Friday, 01 April, 2011

A PENWORTHAM police community support officer (PCSO) has been selected to represent England in the police football team.

Ben Barnes, 23, works as a PCSO on the Kingsfold estate and has played for the Lancashire Constabulary football team since he started working for the force two years ago.

PCSO Barnes said: "I am proud to have been selected for this position. I have a passion for football and I am looking forward to the challenge that this will present.

"It is an honour to be able to represent the force at a national level and play for my country."

He is a goal keeper and was put forward for the position by the manager of the Lancashire Constabulary team.

His first match was against Wales on 23 March when England won 3-0.

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