Police officers have been delivering Easter eggs to hospitals and emergency service hubs thanks to a sweet donation of the chocolate treats from Debenhams.

Debenhams at Lakeside informed officers of the Thurrock Community Police Team about the need to spread the joy.

A team spokesman said: “We distributed the eggs to police stations, fire and ambulance stations, bus drivers, Orsett Hospital and Basildon Hospital.

“Thank you to Debenhams for this extremely kind gesture.”