Red Nose Day: South Wigston Pcso in bush tucker trial for Comic Relief
Grubs, bugs, eyeballs and the reproductive organs of antipodean mammals were all on the menu for a cast iron-stomached boy in blue.
Pcso Vinny Preston, of South Wigston Safer Neighbourhood Team, proved his mettle yesterday during a bush tucker trial in aid of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day appeal.
He got stuck into foods selected by students at South Leicestershire College.
He said: "I've seen celebrities eat such things on TV. I've often thought I could do that but the closer it came to the challenge, the less I was looking forward to eating raw offal or bugs.
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"I kept telling myself 'it's just a juicy steak' and it's for charity and a worthwhile cause.
"The grubs were the worst. The taste was part charcoal, part rotten eggs, with a weird cotton wool-like texture.
"My colleagues used loads of spices to drown the flavour but I've still got the taste in my mouth."
The stunt helped Vinny raise more than £700 for Comic Relief, with donations and sponsorship coming from students, businesses and the public.
He hopes to raise more money tomorrow when he will cycle through South Wigston town centre wearing a superman outfit.
To make a donation, visit: my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/vincentpreston
Follow Pcso Preston on Twitter by searching twitter.com/LPSouthWigston.