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The kid cops on the beat in Newport

Mini Police on patrol Credit: ITV

A new crime-fighting team is on the beat in Newport.

The 'Mini Police', also known as 'Heddlu Bach', are a group of 11-year olds from three primary schools in the city who are going on patrol with grown up officers at Gwent Police.

It's really important to invest within our generation as we are all about prevention and education as we want the younger generation to work with us.

– Sarah Davies, Gwent Police

The idea behind the scheme started in Durham with the aim of bringing communities together and reducing crime and anti social behaviour.