Beat-rocking bobbies: Sir Peter Fahy fronts ‘Gangnam Style’ parody in bid to raise £25,000 for disabled Bury boy

By Ed Owen

A Gangnam Style police parody video, fronted by chief constable Sir Peter Fahy, was released this week to raise money for a disabled Bury boy.

The boys in blue took on Psy’s megahit in aid of 12-year-old Josh Wilson who has severe neuromuscular disabilities – and his family needs £25,000 to fully adapt their home.

So while Sir Peter and his officers usually represent the long arm of the law, in this case they chose to cross them and gallop like a horse for a good cause.

Sir Peter welcomed the opportunity to showcase his talents, saying: “Everyone knows that I had the talent and the looks to be a Daniel Craig but I chose the path of becoming a police officer instead.

“Now finally I have had the chance to show my acting and dancing prowess and the public can see what Hollywood missed.”

The comedy video features Sir Peter demanding the capture of Bury’s most notorious criminal mastermind – Joshua himself.

The police, accompanied by the cast of TV detective show Scott and Bailey, soon track down their fugitive and break into spontaneous dance.

Josh was diagnosed with his first brain tumour when he was just three years old and the intrusive surgery required left him with severe disabilities.

The family hope to buy much-needed equipment such as a ceiling track hoist and a special bath.

The efforts of Devon and Cornwall beat-rocking bobbies, who recorded a Gangnam video for Joshua in January, along with Manchester’s own offering is really appreciated by Joshua’s family.

Joshua’s mum Dawn Fidler said: “We are totally overwhelmed by the support of GMP and everyone involved.

“Joshua has just loved being a part of this and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their time and support in raising awareness for him.”

You can donate to the fund here 

Image and video courtesy of GMP via YouTube, with thanks.

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