City officers called up for duty in Cyprus

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THE warmest conditions they are used to facing may be addressing drinkers during a summer afternoon in the Meadows.

Now the temperature is set to soar for two Lothians police officers who are about to be sent to Cyprus.

PC Pat Howarth and PC Davy Thomson will go to the sunshine island to serve with the Territorial Army.

They are members of the 243 Provost Company Royal Military Police, which is based in Livingston.

Having been “compulsorily mobilised”, each man will be in charge of a unit which comprises personnel from Argentina, Hungary and Slovakia.

The main role of the unit, which is based in a police station in the capital Nicosia, is to provide security for the often tense and highly-charged meetings between the Greek Cypriot president and his Turkish counterpart.