A police helicopter, fire engine and first aid demonstrations were just some of the attractions at a emergency services day.

Families from across the borough enjoyed the Harrow Emergency Services Day in Whitchirch Playing Fields, in Stanmore yesterday.

More than 1,500 people attended the event and got the chance to meet officers from the police London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance service.

There were also members of the RSPCA, British Army and RAF police force, with the highlight of the day being a visit from Metropolitan police helicopter.

Children young and old were able to learn more about the work of the emergency services in the borough.

Organiser Sergeant Jamie Kay said: “For us the whole day has been about engaging with the public and meeting people, showing them the type of work we do.

“Harrow is one of the safest boroughs in London but surveys show the fear of crime is still high so we want to reassure people as well.

“We’re so happy with the turn out; it’s been a fantastic day.”

Annette Stevens who was visiting with her two children from Brent said: “It’s been a great day for all of us and it’s been really nice for the children to see the different vehicles.

“It’s been good fun but it has also been a good chance for them to learn about the different services and what they do.”