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POLICE have donated to a cancer charity using cash raised from the confiscation of criminals’ property.

Sussex Police donated £200 to Macmillan from its Police Property Act fund.

It came as Adam Skeet, the nephew of Selsey-born Jonathan Lelliot, a PC for Sussex Police, successfully achieved his goal to cycle the circumference of France for Macmillan.

The solo cycle, which 24-year-old Adam completed in 77 days, covered 3,716 miles.

Adam had set himself a target to raise £3,716, representing one pound for every mile he cycled.

His uncle, who has worked for Sussex Police for 30 years, said: ‘Adam is so close to reaching that target now. I was able to contact colleagues at Sussex Police Headquarters, who control the small but very important Police Property Act Fund, and after proper consideration, they were able to donate a sum of £200 to help Adam towards his goal.’

Adam said: ‘I didn’t finish with relief, I was rather sad that the adventure itself was over.’