A STUDENT has won an award for her voluntary work with the police.

Zara Ellahi, 17, of Ravensthorpe, picked up an Explorer Award for her work with Kirklees Police over the past four months.

The Mirfield Sixth Form College student received her award as part of West Yorkshire Police’s (WYP) Explorer programme.

The scheme gave 140 teenagers hands-on experience of WYP’s work from witness protection to counter terrorism.

Zara said: “The 20-week Explorer programme told me a lot about WYP and inspired and motivated me to excel in my work.”