A police tractor that caught the imagination of thousands of youngsters across rural North Yorkshire will be back for 2018.

The tractor, decked out in authentic police colours, will be touring shows and events with North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce this summer.

Last year 'Bobby' the Police Tractor was named by North Yorkshire youngster Emily Woodyatt, who won a police competition. As part of her prize, the tractor paid a visit her school, Carleton Primary School, near Skipton.

The police tractor also proved hugely popular at the Great Yorkshire Show, and many other rural events over the 2017 show season.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce accompanied the tractor, and took the opportunity to talk to people who live and work in rural communities, learning more about the issues they face.

Police are also offering youngsters the opportunity to win a visit to their primary school – by counting the number of sheep in a photograph, with a tie-breaker question of: “If Bobby wasn’t a police tractor what would he be and why?”.

Five winners will be selected, and subject to the school’s agreement, will receive an exciting visit from Bobby.

Full details on how to enter the competition are available at northyorkshire.police.uk/tractor