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.’