Memorial service begins for police officers killed on duty

Cyclists from the UK Police Unity Tour at the COPS remembrance service.
Cyclists from the UK Police Unity Tour at the COPS remembrance service. Credit: ITV News Central

Cyclists from the UK Police Unity Tour arrive at the COPS remembrance service.

They've cycled up from London to Staffordshire to raise money for COPS which stands for Care Of Police Survivors.

The charity helps families of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Memorial for killed police

More than 500 police representatives from around the country will gather for the annual Care of Police Survivors Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to remember those killed on duty in the last 12 months.