Former police officer awarded British Empire Medal

AWARD Brendan Gibb-Gray
AWARD Brendan Gibb-Gray
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DETECTIVE work comes easily to Brendan Gibb-Gray – whether it be fighting crime or investigating community issues.

The 69-year-old has been given the honour of a British Empire Medal. The father-of-two spent 30 years in the force, working his way up to Detective Chief Superintendent of a murder squad at Scotland Yard.

He has spent the last 15 years fighting to keep Emsworth a vibrant place to live as a local councillor and chairman of the business association.

Cllr Gibb-Gray, of Queen Street, said: ‘I think it’s an honour for the people of Emsworth rather than me. I am the recipient and I am very proud.’