Picture special: How the emergency services helped Margaret's detective dream come true
The story of a Sunderland pensioner who wanted to become a police officer for a day has touched hearts across the country.
Margaret Thornton, who has terminal cancer, dreamed of becoming a detective during her childhood on Wearside. And when Northumbria Police heard of her ambition, they teamed up with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to make it a reality. Here, we take a look at how her magical day unfolded, and share some of your messages of support for the emergency services in granting the 70-year-old her wish.