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Last week one of our members computer was hacked and as a result e mail addresses for some of our members were 'harvested'. Unfortunately  the hacker has been at it again and more spurious e mails are doing the rounds . The text of these E mails are along the lines of:-

Are you there? Which is the title, followed by text which will be similar to:

Can I ask a quick favour from you please? 

It gives no reason to call, but it seems it is a con to get you to send money to them so please do not reply to it; either block it, mark it as spam or just simply delete.

John King

Website Manager


Life member Peter Isgar , aged 93, passed away on Sunday 24th April 2022 following a respiratory illness.. Peter served in the Grenadier Guards before joining the British Transport Commission Police.  He served in Liverpool until his retirement in the late 1980s. He was one of life's good guys and will be fondly remembered by those of us who served during the 70s and 80s in Liverpool.
His funeral service is on Friday 10th June 2022 at 12.45 in Guildford Crematorium. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Thanks John. Let me know that you have received this time

I have been asked, if as a result of a member (or non member) passing away and the relatives or former work colleagues they wish to pass on an obituary can they ensure it goes to Colin Thomas on his E mail which is:-


John King

Web manager

I have just heard from Stephanie Tregunno about her dad Geoff
Sadly he passed away on 29th March at home suddenly   Depending on distance you are more than welcome to attend the funeral x  His Funeral is on 4th May 2022 at Falconwood Crematorium  1045am  Dad will leave home at 10am 186 Eltham Road SE9 5LN  Any flowers can be sent to Co op at well Hall or brought to house.  Please RSVP to Stephanie on 07538 640 311 if wishing to come back to the house after for refreshments   Many thanks   Stephanie 

RIP Geoff

Sad news from PC Michael PARKER at Leeds, that his father, ex PC Dave PARKER, who served at Leicester, passed away mid February 2022.

A funeral will be held on Friday 11th March 2022 at1600 at Gilroes Cemetery, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QG 

The location of the wake is yet to be confirmed.

Information from Tony Haigh.

I am sorry to tell you that David Stearman-Smith died just before mid-night last night. He had been suffering with cancer for some time.

I was advised of his death by a former colleague who is not a member of the History Group or the Retired Officers Association. He is advising the History group

At this early stage I have no information about his funeral.

(See below as of 26 Jan 2022)

David's funeral cortege will leave his home on Friday, January 28th at 11.00am (approx), travelling via Gougane Barra, to St. Finbarr and St. Ronan's Church, Ballingeary for Mass and Service at 12.00 noon. Funeral afterwards to The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy at 2.00pm.

David's Mass and Service will be live-streamed on the following link

We have been informed today by Duncan McCREANOR of the sad passing of Terry LAWSON who died on Xmas Day 2021, aged 81 years.

Terry served as a DC at Leeds and later as a Sgt at York. 

Terry will be cremated at Pontefract Crematorium, Wakefield Rd, Pontefract WF8 4HA, at 2pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022 and the family will be pleased to welcome ex colleagues at the service.

Joined the BTP in 1979 and served between 1982 to circa 2000 at Leeds as a dog handler' He passed away on 19th December 2021 after suffering for many years with Parkinson's disease and latterly Dementure.

His funeral is on Monday 17 Jan 2022 at the Lincoln Crematorium Sunningdale Drive  Boultham Park Road Lincoln LN6 7UD.

Afterward meet at the 5 bells P/H, Bassingham, LN5 9JZ

Any donations in memory to the Thin Blue Paw Foundation which is a National Charity supporting serving and retired police dogs across the UK. Their address is on their website.