More than 30 uniformed service students from the College of West Anglia joined forces with the police for a major clean-up.

There was no crime involved – but the students collected bags of litter from alleys running off Vancouver Avenue in King’s Lynn.

West Norfolk Council provided hi-visibility jackets, bags and pickers to the students so they could clean-up.

One of the avenues, opposite the college has earned the nickname ‘Fag Alley’ often used by smokers. Dumped white goods will be collected by the council.

The campus PCSO Ollie Gilder said the work of the students would make a difference to the community.

“It was great to see so many students out taking pride in the area around their college. The idea is that students will continue to keep an eye on the area and clean it up if problems arise again and we will continue to monitor the area to tackle anti-social activity,” he said.