TENS of thousands of shoppers at Gunwharf Quays took a step back in time when they explored the history of policing.
A replica 1940s station was one of the main attractions at Policing Through The Ages, organised by Portsmouth’s city centre unit.
It featured authentic typewriters, wanted posters and officers in 1940s uniforms.
Equipment used by police forces and 50 vehicles from the era and onwards were also on show, including six cars which patrolled Portsmouth.
Police dog and horse units held displays and two police helicopters performed a fly-by.
Hampshire Constabulary held talks displaying firearms seized in the area and highlighting their dangers, and officers from City of London Police’s fraud unit led workshops and talked through some of their cases.
PC Mark Walsh said: ‘It was fantastic. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the feedback was immense.’