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Sandi Starfish returns to Norfolk beaches to help keep children safe

PUBLISHED: 15:43 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:37 24 May 2017

Sandi Starfish: Picture: Norfolk police

Sandi Starfish: Picture: Norfolk police

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A five-armed friend is returning to Norfolk beaches lending an extra hand to families to help keep their children safe this summer.

Sandi the Starfish was launched in 2014 - with a seafront flag for families to use as a meeting point if they are separated and special Sandi the Starfish wristbands with space to write a parent’s mobile number.

Sgt Tom Stead said: “The idea came from PCSO Sandi Greenacre, who was a member of the Hunstanton team before she sadly died in 2013.

“Sandi saw how distressing losing a child can be. She was keen to develop ways to help families reunite and advice for parents on what to do if they lose their little one.

“We decided that this would be a great way for her legacy to live on and that’s how Sandi the Starfish was born.”

Keep an eye out for Sandi in Hunstanton, Wells, Sheringham, Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. Wristbands are available at each seaside resort.

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