Police cars take part in Movember

Inspector Ian Wills
Inspector Ian Wills

Police cars in Northamptonshire are growing moustaches in support of Movember.

Throughout November, a number of Northamptonshire Police’s vehicles will sport moustaches to support the international Movember movement - which sees men sponsored to grow moustaches to raises money for cancer and mental health projects.

Inspector Ian Wills, from the force’s roads policing unit, said: “It’s great that we can use our vehicles to raise awareness of Movember.

“The whole Movember movement was created to highlight the issue of men’s health and encourage people to talk more openly about the issue.

“Having moustaches on our cars will hopefully encourage men across Northamptonshire to take part by growing their own moustaches and raising money.”

Since 2003, Movember has raised more than £340 million across the world and funded more than 800 programmes in 21 countries.

The money raised helps improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

As well as the cars in Northamptonshire, police vehicles in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire will also wear moustaches during November.

The forces have challenged residents who spot any of the cars parked by the side of the road to Tweet pictures of them using the hashtag #MoPo. Motorists have been warned however not to take pictures of the vehicles while driving.