How did this hedgehog help West Yorkshire Police after a Calderdale car crash

The hedgehog with some of the debris after the car crash (Picture WYP_RPU)
The hedgehog with some of the debris after the car crash (Picture WYP_RPU)

West Yorkshire Police Officers got a helping from a spiky friend after they were called to an incident in Calderdale.

The force's road policing unit were called to Brighouse in the early hours of Saturday morning after reports of car crash.

Whilst dealing with the collision the little hedgegog located some debris from one of the vehicle's. as officers made the area safe.

The road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the Force, an area of 2029 km2 with a population of approximately 2,108,000 people.

Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.

This network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.