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Notice of the death of a retired Pc Tom Lazell has been passed to us via his brother in Law Walt Girdley.

Tom was a dog handler for most of his service between 1950 and 1982. He also did a spell of duty at Immingham Docks working in plain clothes.

His passing was whilst he was an in-patient at a hospital in Grimsby. His funeral took place on 30th April 2018. Tom was not a member of NARBTPO




Information has been passed to us from the Solicitor of a retired officer who retired in 1969. Francis Clark was an officer who was stationed at Bricklayers Arms. He was 104 years old when he passed away at his home in Hailsham, Sussex on the 3rd May 2018. His funeral will be held on Tuesday the 29th May 2018 at Eastbourne Cemetery, Hidden Hollow, Eastbourne Bn23 8AE at14.30 hrs. If anyone who knew him they are invited to attend.



I was contacted this afternoon by Colin's wife who advised me that Colin is seriously ill in hospital in Portugal. He was on a cruise holiday and was taken poorly which required him to be taken off the vessel. He is now in hospital undergoing intensive treatment. As and when he will be fit enough to be repatriated back to UK is not known at present.

His wife has advised me she has his mobile and if anyone cares to call to see how he is, the number is 07711 326672.

John King


An Additional Retired Officers & Staff Reunion
Monday 4 June 2018 - 1200 hours
The Railway Public House
Hill Street
(Just outside new Street Station- usual venue)
Due to near Artic conditions the ‘Christmas’ reunion was only attended by the hardiest of travellers!!!!
But due to popular demand it has been requested that we hold a ‘summer’ reunion
So come along in your floral summer shirt --- if you dare !!
Usual buffet and raffle
If you could please let Glyn or Kim know if you are attending to get  an idea of numbers for buffet etc and -
For any additional information please contact
Glyn Thomas at or tele 07889 298768

Retired Birmingham officer Steve Barnbrook
has written a crime novel-
Available from Amazon at £8.99

Information received from John Jessiman via Martyn Ripley:

It is with regret that I report the death of Robert C C Miles a retired constable who served his entire police career at Aberdeen.
Wonder if you can advise Area Headquarters and any other dept that requires to be informed.
Below is the death notice from Friday's Aberdeen Press & Journal.
Suddenly, but peacefully at home on Saturday, March 31, 2018 with his family, Bob, aged 71. Adoring dad of Kimberley, Victoria, Stuart, Barry, Phil and Lori. Doting granda to Alfie, Archie and Averie. Loving brother to Ian and Elaine. Funeral service to be held at Aberdeen Crematorium (West Chapel) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1.15pm to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations may be given in lieu to UCAN and Cancer Research. Resting at George Burgess and Son Funeralcare, Station Road, Ellon, AB39 9AR.

I realise that this will be the second (or even third) time some may have received this. Apologies if so but better that than not at all maybe.
MICK OWEN's funeral will take place at 2pm on Thursday 19th April at St James Church, Church Lane GAWSWORTH, SK 11 9RJ, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.

A celebration of Mick's life will take place at The Flower Pot, Congleton Road, MACCLESFIELD SK11 7UF

Donations are invited to the East Cheshire Hospice who have been of great support to Mick & Liz in recent months.

Could those who will be attending please contact John Harrison at so numbers can be assessed for catering.
Thanks Colin Sinclair and John Harrison for the information