Honour for former police inspector

A former police boss in the Alnwick area has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the Birthday Honours List.

Sue Peart served as the Neighbourhood Inspector for the Alnwick area, encompassing Amble and Rothbury for four years until her retirement at the end of last year.

She was responsible for leading the local policing team during the hunt for gunman Raoul Moat in Rothbury in 2010, giving residents in the village a point of contact.

Chief Constable Sue Sim, who was Acting Chief Constable at the time, praised Insp Peart for her work.

She was also involved in policing the Queen’s visit to Alnwick in June last year and launched numerous initiatives, projects and operations in the region.