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Stranded PCSO sleeps in Woodingdean ‘Tardis’
10:40am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A former soldier who is now a police community support officer, bedded down in a Tardis-style box after getting trapped in the snow.
PCSO Christopher Kingswood, who served in the army for 28 years, slept in an old police box after becoming stranded in Woodingdean late on Monday.
The PCSO, who works for Rottingdean and Coastal district and has worked for Sussex Police since 2004, had been helping drivers stuck on the A259 and A27 when he realised he had stayed too long and was stranded with no way to get home.
So he slept in an old police box in The Ridgeway, Woodingdean.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “He bedded down in a very cramped police box, head and feet touching both ends.
"He managed a few hours’ kip before being back out on duty at 7am.”
In Bodle Street Green, near Hailsham, police helped a mother who got stuck in a snowdrift with her nine-month-old baby.
A spokesman said: “The baby’s mum called police to say that they had no idea where they were, but were able to give the call taker a sat nav location.
“PCs Jonathan Cook and Mark Fowler reached them at 11pm and got them to safety in Horam.”
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