YOUNGSTERS at a Howdon school have helped name a new police recruit.
The three-month-old Alsatian puppy was named Kenny by pupils at Denbigh Primary School with his handler Pc Robert Burn at the school assembly.
Wallsend neighbourhood policing team members Pcs Robert Burn and Beth Atkinson asked children at the school to name the new crime fighter.
“We got a lot of really good suggestions to choose from,” said the latter.
Headteacher Mary Macdonald said: “We enjoy working with the Wallsend police team, and an initiative like this cements the partnership.”