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Police officers to mark September 11 attacks 10 years on

Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers once stood
Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers once stood

A memorial march to Ground Zero will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks

9/11 10 years on logo
9/11 10 years on logo

A policeman who helped evacuate Londoners after the 7/7 bombings will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with emergency service workers in New York, 10 years after the terrorist attrocities there.

On Sunday, Sean Fennessey, who works at Tonbridge CID, will join a memorial march to Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers once stood.

He is one of four Kent Police representatives who have flown more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to pay their respects.

They will also attend services to remember the 2,996 people who died on 9/11, including 67 Britons.

PC Fennessey said: "My experience in London certainly brought home to me the horror of 9/11 and what those involved must have faced and feared.

"It seems the right thing to do to honour, with colleagues from other countries, those who died in New York."

Also making the trip are PC Dan Barker, who has worked in Maidstone for the last three years; PCSO Amy Edwards, based in Folkestone; and Andy Hatton, who works in a call centre but also volunteers as a special constable.

All four have funded the trip themselves.

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