We record with sadness the passing of friends and colleagues

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To be published in the winter edition of the Northumbria Bobby

              NB 'Late notice' or 'Late notification' are terms used to explain why the notice appears after the funeral has taken place. It is not used to imply that someone is at fault for the late entry.

Arthur Munden

Arthur died on the 16th May, 2018 aged 96 years. His funeral will take place at 12.45pm on Wednesday, 30th May, 2018 at Tynemouth Crematorium. Arthur served in Tynemouth Borough, Northumberland Constabulary and Northumbria Police before retiring as an inspector from Rosehill Traffic.

Christine Thomas

Christine died on the 1st May, 2018 aged 54 years. The funeral will be a private service. Christine retired as a constable in 2012 to live in the Chester le Street area. 

George Clough

George died on the 31st May, 2018 aged 82 years. He leaves a widow, Helen. His funeral will take place at 3.15pm on Friday, 15th June, 2018 at Cowpen Crematorium, Blyth. George was originally a Northumberland County officer joining in 1962 and was, initially, stationed at Gosforth. Over the years, George enjoyed a range of postings including as a detective sergeant at the West End and as an inspector in Traffic retiring in 1992.

William John Byrne

Bill died at the age of 89 years. His funeral took place today, Thursday, 14th June, 2018. Bill served in Marine Section, retiring in 1977. 

David White

David died recently aged 77 years. His funeral will take place at 11.00am on Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle upon Tyne. David, who leaves a widow, Christine, served as a SOCO at Clifford Street.

Barry Redfern

Barry died on the 14th June, 2018 aged 86 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila. Barry's funeral will take place with committal held at 2.00pm on Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 at West Road Crematorium followed, at 2.30pm, by a celebration of his life at Denton Burn Methodist Church. Barry enjoyed a varied career retiring as a chief superintendent in 1988.

Robert Dorrian

Bob died on the 15th June, 2018 aged 59 years. He leaves a widow, Lindsay. His funeral will take place at 2.30pm on Friday, 29th June, 2018 at Blyth Crematorium, Cowpen Road, Blyth. Bob retired as a constable in 2009 and for some of his service he was a marine trainer with responsibility for students nationally and internationally who attended Northumbria courses. 

Alexander Cochrane

Alex died on the 24th June, 2018 aged 65 years. He leaves a widow, Sheila, His funeral will take place at 2.15pm on Friday, 6th July, 2018 at Whitley Bay Crematorium. Alex retired as a constable in 2009. 

Alan Forster

Alan died recently aged 50 years. He retired in 2010 as a constable. Alan is survived by his mother, Arlene, who advises that a private funeral ceremony for Alan has already taken place. Nothing further is known of Alan's service history. 

Robert (Neil) Johnson

Neil died on the 21st June, 2018 aged 78 years. He leaves a widow, Audrey. Neil's funeral will take place at 1.15pm on Thursday, 5th July, 2018 at South Shields Crematorium. This is a late notice.

Dennis Robert Hewitt

Dennis died on the 1st July, 2018 aged 88 years. His funeral will take place at 10.30am on Monday, 16th July, 2018 at Saltwell Crematorium, Gateshead with a gathering thereafter at Eslington Villa, Station Road, Low Fell. Dennis retired as a constable in 1979 and lived in the Low Fell area. Mourners are requested not to bring flowers/wreaths.