A generous police officer has donated a TV fee to Help For Heroes after he appeared on a Channel 4 film.

Sergeant Balwinder Singh a member of the North Kent Local Policing Team, appeared in uniform in one of a series of idents, a short clip shown between programmes.

The film shows young children and adults from different ethnic groups and professions arriving at the Seven Sisters near Eastbourne.

Sergeant Singh only appeared on the condition he could set money aside to donate to charity.

He met with Ella Cook, a representative for the Kent arm of Help for Heroes, earlier this month to hand over a cheque for £500.He said: "These short films showed real individuals from across the United Kingdom representing their different jobs, ethnicities, genders and generations.

"It was a rich mixing pot and a true representation of 21st century Britain.

"Diversity in the police force is as important as it is anywhere else in the UK. A diverse police force is a strong police force and I am proud to have represented Kent Police in this matter, and in the process donated hundreds of pounds to a charity close to my heart."

Mrs Cook said: ‘I’d like to thank Balwinder for donating to Help for Heroes. This money will be put to good use supporting those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces."