DEVON and Cornwall Police is asking children to come up with a name for its new tractor. 

The competition was held for the first time last year and saw a four-year-old boy win the contest with the name “Optimus Crime”. 

Entrants must live in Devon, Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly and be aged 12 or under when the competition closes on Sunday, June 9. 

The winning name will be chosen by Assistant Chief Inspector Glen Mayhew and announced on the Devon and Cornwall Police Rural Affairs Team’s Facebook page on Friday, June 14. 

The winner will be presented with a small prize at the Woofstock Festival at Powderham Castle on Saturday, June 15. 

The tractor has been loaned to Devon and Cornwall Police by local agricultural machinery dealership Masons Kings. It will be used as “an engagement tool” at agricultural shows and events across the region this summer. 

It will make its debut public appearance this week at the Devon County Show, which takes place from Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18.  

“As we expected, the tractor sparked lots of opportunities for conversations with farmers from across the county last year and we received a fantastic response from the public,” PC Clarke Orchard said. 

“Following countless questions from children, we also launched a competition to name the tractor and received more than 500 entries. 

“This year, we’re excited to launch the competition again and are reaching out to young residents of Devon and Cornwall to see what great names they come up with. 

“The Rural Affairs team and I can’t wait to hear the names submitted for the tractor this year. Good luck to everyone who enters!” 

Masons Kings General Manager Peter Endacott added: “As a family-run business deeply rooted in the local community, we are honoured to partner with Devon and Cornwall Police to raise awareness of rural crime.  

“Last year’s campaign was a tremendous success, and we are committed to doing everything we can to support our customers.”