YOUNGSTERS are being invited to help brighten up Braintree's police station.

Officers working at the station put out an appeal on Facebook for children stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdown to send in their own pictures of rainbow to use as decorations.

It comes as households across the country have displayed pictures and drawing of rainbows in their windows to show support for the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis.

Braintree's police station is already displaying drawings of rainbows sent in by students at John Ray Junior School and officers are now calling on youngsters to keep on sending in their pictures to help add some colour to the plans walls.

Their post of Facebook said: "We would like to thank young people for all their colourful rainbow pictures.

"We're proudly displaying them on our station walls and we're proud to serve and protect you.

"This leads on to a request to all the Braintree youngsters, Braintree Police Station has horrible Magnolia' painted walls.

"Please email the community policing team your pictures of rainbow drawings in order that we can brighten up our 'Magnolia' walls in the police base.

Send your drawings to