Det Sgt Richard Langford marked his retirement by stepping back 30 years and seeing the office where he started as a bobby.

He contacted Peter Hampson, manager of the Museum of Policing in Cheshire, to see if he could visit the Warrington venue. He also wanted to see Warrington Police Station, where he started as a young probationer PC – for one last time.

Former colleagues from his Warrington days accompanied him.

Retired Det Supt Andy Cribben transferred to Lancashire Police in 2005, and it was his first visit to the station since then.

Det Sgt Steve Grace, who retired 15 years ago, said: “I cannot believe how little it has changed. My old office is still there along with the old charge office, although it has changed slightly, and the museum is much more than I expected”

The men enjoyed recalling the old days, and chatting to former colleagues who are still serving. All enjoyed the museum tour and saw it as a great asset to Cheshire Constabulary.

Peter said: “It’s my absolute pleasure to host this visit for my past colleagues who I served with in the very building. I could see they enjoyed the visit.”

Pictured during the visit are (left to right) Det Sgt Richard Langford, Retired Chief  Insp Derek Lockie, Retired Det Supt Andy Cribben and Retired Det Sgt Steve Grace.