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Jayden the boy who's been a cop for a day

Jayden celebrates reaching five years old by being a cop for a day. Credit: ITV West Country

Our correspondent Richard Payne spent the day with Jayden Tomlinson-Parson during his time as "Cop for a Day"

  • WATCH Richard Payne's report about Jayden on ITV West Country

Jayden Tomlinson-Parson desperately needs a heart transplant. Doctors said he might never make his fifth birthday.

He met PC Adge Secker at Midsomer Norton Carnival who promised to make his dream come on the day he turns five.

We followed Jayden's journey, the moment he became a cop for a day

Jayden and his grandmother Sandra Cray Tweeted their excitement last night, on the eve of his birthday:

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Bath policeman Adge Secker Tweeted some of the things Jayden will be doing today.

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It was truly a day to remember. Our reporter Richard Payne followed Jayden's progress for the day .

You can also follow the hashtag #jaydencopforaday on Twitter.

Our cameraman Jamie makes sure the Cop-for-the-Day is ready to go for a ride in a police car. Credit: ITV West Country/Richard Payne
Jayden on his special day - note his 'Rebel' uniform and police car seat. Credit: ITV West Country
Jayden paid a visit to the force's mounted unit. Credit: ITV West Country/Richard Payne
Jayden trying on the Chief Constable's cap for size. Who knows? Maybe some day.... Credit: ITV West Country