West Midlands Police and the Make-a-Wish Foundation made the dreams of Persian Dutton, aged 4 from Northfield, come true today.

Persian has been fighting kidney cancer since he was 2 and is a well known happy face on Northfield High Street!

And today, he was treated to a day as a police officer at Tally Ho in Edgbaston, accompanied by mum Kate and his heroes – Northfield neighbourhood team PCSOs Mel Foxhall and George Homer.

Persian enjoyed sitting in police vehicles, meeting police dogs and a sit in the force helicopter.

“He’s had the best day ever, the smile on his face is amazing,” said Persian’s mum, Kate. “He’s always liked police since he was a baby but he’s obsessed with them since he met George. I am never going to be able to top today!”

George was relieved the helicopter was able to make it, knowing the team could have been diverted to an emergency at any minute. “I’m just glad it all worked out so well,” he said.

“I’ve got a grandson who’s around the same age as Persian and if you can’t do something like this for a four-year-old, who can you do it for? He’s such a lovely lad; it was really emotional to see his wish come true.”

For more on Persian’s dream day, including photos and video, visit the Birmingham Mail website

Video: Persian (& PCSO Homer!) wait excitedly as the force helicopter lands. (Video courtesy of Melanie Foxhall)

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