The softer side of policing - PCSO helps elderly woman find her way

An image of a PCSO helping an elderly woman has gone viral Credit: Colin Haigh

An image of a police officer helping an elderly woman in Lincolnshire has exposed the softer side of policing.

PCSO Dave Bunker is photographed holding hands with a woman who had lost her way in Skegness.

The kind gesture touched the hearts of many who have taken to Twitter to share words of support for the officer.

Inspector Colin Haigh tweeted: "Community policing at its best. PCSO Bunker helping a lady who's lost her way and can't find the best stop."

Mark Jones Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner said: "No amount of words could express so clearly the value of PCSOs to our communities. Neighbourhood policing, not a luxury but a cornerstone."