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Boy, 8, cuddles West Midlands Police pups on bucket list day

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Oscar Jealous, eight, was diagnosed with the life-limiting Batten disease in February
An eight-year-old boy who is losing his sight due to a rare disease ticked off a bucket list "dream day" by cuddling police puppies and playing officer.Oscar Jealous, from Kingstanding, Birmingham, spent the day with West Midlands Police at Bournville station.The youngster, who has life-limiting Batten disease, went behind the wheel of a police car, played in cell blocks and held the newest canine recruits.He and his younger brother Charlie were also given warrant cards as a memento.Oscar was diagnosed with the degenerative condition in February and compiled a list of 30 "dream days".
His aunt, PC Laura Colclough, arranged the visit after telling the force about her police-mad nephew.
Oscar and his younger brother Charlie were police officers for the day
She said: "Oscar and Charlie are both obsessed with the police - probably from having an auntie that catches robbers - so being a police officer was one of the first entries on his bucket list."Oscar has lost almost all his sight now but there are lots of sounds in a police station to keep him entertained."He's had a fantastic day and it's heart-warming to see the smile on his face."
Oscar and Charlie take a look inside a police van
A GoFundMe page set up to help Oscar's family pay for specialist care and to fulfil his wishlist has raised almost
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