The New Zealand police’s much-loved guinea pig mascot has died.
“Constable Elliot” – with his own blue uniform similar to that worn by our Kiwi cops – was revealed earlier this year as the latest recruit teaching Kiwis to drive slowly.
But police announced some sad news on Twitter yesterday.
“It’s with great sadness that we announce Constable Elliot’s passing #constableelliot #rip #nzpolice #safercommunitiestogether.”
Elliot was based with the Wellington Police team.
Constable Elliot urged motorists to slow down when driving, in particular near schools.
“Remember people, the kids are going to be out and about walking and biking and crossing roads.
“Like me they are small and unpredictable so you have to watch out.”