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The Detective Project

Catherine  spent 12 years investigating crime in the police service,  and now delivers  detective themed events  across an area covering Leicester City, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray.

Catherine shares her wealth of authentic knowledge and expertise through fun, science-based events, with participants enjoying hands-on challenges involving skeletons, fingerprinting, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence.  Real life forensic techniques are taught and demonstrated through detective parties, school and educational workshops and corporate team-building days.



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Scroll down to see the range of activities we run for adults and children, find out more about our experienced team and read about what we have been up to recently.

Kids event

Fun parties for 7+ year olds to solve their own crime or spy mystery by getting hands-on with real investigation techniques. Party bags and invitations included.

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School event

Hands-on crime scene based workshops for KS1 to A level. Sessions last from an hour to a day and can be tailored to the school curriculum requirements and timetable.

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Corporate event

If you would like a different team building workshop this year - how about a crime scene investigation to bring out the inner sleuth in your colleagues?


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Catherine Thompson

Catherine spent 12 years investigating crime in the police service, will be delivering detective themed events across an area covering Leicester City, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray. Prior to becoming a detective she worked for the probation service for 6 years, specifically with youth offenders, (11yrs -18yrs) working to engage them in positive activities rather than continuing down a path of criminality. As a hobby she conducts tours and other events at a local vineyard which will now find itself the scene of many unsolved ‘crimes’. A chance meeting with Louise of the Essex Detective project piqued Catherine’s interest in the franchise & she has now begun utilising long forgotten skills in event planning.

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