Ex-police chief welcomes 'brilliant' CBE honour

TWO former police chiefs and an 80-year-old community stalwart are celebrating after being earmarked for gongs in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Recently-retired South Yorkshire Chief Constable Med Hughes (53), will pick up a CBE after 32 years in policing.

Mr Hughes, who was told about his impending honour last year, said that it was a “brilliant” way of marking the end of his career.

Also due a trip to Buckingham Palace is former police inspector Trevor Tindle, who has been awarded a MBE for service to the community in Great Houghton.

Mr Tindle started as a constable in Goldthorpe in 1975 and had a variety of roles until his retirement 30 years later.

The New Year Honour roll also had a place for Connie Shepherd, who masterminded Thurcroft’s centenary celebrations in 2009.

The grandmother, who turned 80 yesterday will receive an MBE for services to the community.