THIS WEEK IN 1987: Injured policeman KO’d by kindness

PC Trevor Tarrant, surrounded by hundred of get well messages and cards
PC Trevor Tarrant, surrounded by hundred of get well messages and cards
The derelict remains of Poplar Farm on the edge of Stockheath Common.

NOSTALGIA: Derelict farm on estate that became Leigh Park

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A Cosham policeman beaten unconscious by an attacker, was ‘knocked out’ again by the heart-warming response from well-wishers.

Popular PC Trevor Tarrant, 40, had a sackful of mail from people, many of whom he did not know.

The Drayton and Farlington bobby was badly hurt during an incident two weeks previously, but was back at work with a hearty ‘thank you’ to News readers.

‘The number of cards, letters and phone calls asking after me has been really touching and quite fantastic – especially the ones from the kids,’ said PC Tarrant.

He added: ‘I have had cards from Solent Road First and Middle, Futchers, Court Lane First and Middle, Highbury First, Springfield Comprehensive school, Brownie and Cub packs and many adults.’