Attractive Essex cops go viral after posting selfie online

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A photo of two Essex police officers has gone viral after a safer driving awareness photo was posted to Twitter and Facebook.

Sergeant Kayleigh Webster and PC Daryl Jones took the selfie in their police car while out on patrol, and the post quickly attracted attention on social media.

After receiving a number of 'likes' and 'retweets', Essex Police joined in the fun by making the image the cover photo on its official Facebook page.

The photo caption reads: 'Sergeant Kayleigh Webster and PC Daryl Jones took time out before a routine patrol to promote #saferdriving with this #seatbeltselfie in #Southend this afternoon.'

Both officers were quick to receive admiring comments. A Facebook user called Alice Edwards wrote: 'PC Darryl Jones is fit as anything. I'd love to be arrested by him.' In another comment, a man called Robert Hunter wrote: 'Sergeant Webster you can take my particulars down anytime.'

The Facebook image has now received nearly 1000 'likes' and more than 100 comments after it was picked up by the Daily Mail.

Speaking on Twitter, PC Jones summed up his feelings: 'What a crazy day. Missing person searches took B shift deep into Hockley Woods. Then to a serious assault in Eastwood. Off late but good effort!

'I suppose me and @SgtKWebster making national newspapers is a bit of a different day as well.'

Sergeant Webster said she was 'overwhelmed' by the media attention.

The two officers were taking part in Essex Police's Safer Driving social media campaign, which encourages people to post a photo of themselves wearing a seatbelt.