Kingston Police made the holiday season extra special for a budding young resident recently.

On social media the borough Metropolitan Police Service described how they welcomed nine-year-old Oscar onto the force for a day and showed him the ropes with various police gadgets and tasks.

Oscar's visit took place on Monday (December 30) and saw him get to grips with CCTV, police radios and the phonetic alphabet.

A spokesperson for the Met Police described his visit in more detail:

"On Monday 30th December, equipped with soft toy police dog Obi, Oscar arrived and three officers from one of our specialist units had the pleasure of meeting the aspirational young man.

"They had heard over the radio about the VIP visit and wanted to say hello.

"Oscar and his family were then shown around the police station where Oscar got to learn about CCTV and have a sneak peek at the Borough Commander's office.

"He also scored an amazing 90 per cent on the phonetic alphabet quiz set up for him by PCSO Dave Haywood," a spokesperson said.

The Met Police reported that Oscar had an "absolute passion" for the police since his early years and that does not seemed to have waned since.

"Rumour has it that PC Oscar will be joining Kingston Police's police cadets shortly.

"Best of luck Oscar!" a Met Spokesperson said.