PC on the beat

PC Jake Mabey has become an internet sensation after wowing a Coronation street party in Theydon Bois with an impromptu drumming set.

Jake was out on the beat with colleagues from the Epping Forest and Brentwood Community Policing Team (CPT) on Sunday as they dropped in on more than 30 street parties and looked to snare anyone up to no good.

Despite having not drummed for a decade, Jake rolled back the years with a skilful display of stick work he’d honed in bands as a teenager as he played along to Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ before launching into a solo.

The short set was greeted by rapturous applause from partygoers with Jake joking that he was available for wedding and christenings.

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Mick Ferris

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