Tributes have been paid to a former Warrington police office in this week's obituaries in the Warrington Guardian

PAUL Carter, husband of Jean Carter, has died from motor neurone disease on May 18, aged 75.

Born in Warrington, he had lived in Grappenhall, Orford, Padgate and most recently Appleton.

He joined the RAF, serving in Malaya and joined Warrington Borough Police in 1965 and served in Lancashire and Cheshire until his retirement in 1994.

Mr Carter led a full life with many hobbies, including gliding at Yorkshire Gliding Club, local history and he was a member of Grappenhall and Warrington Local Historical Societies.

He was a volunteer at Cheshire Police Museum. In October 2019, his book Borough Bobbies was published, telling the history of policing in Warrington.

He was a volunteer at Warrington Disability Partnership and for seven years, a reading partner at Cobbs Infants in Appleton with Mrs Rimmer in Year Two.

His family would like to thank all the staff at Walton Hospital, district nurses and carers and Drs Brooks and McCarthy at Stockton Heath Medical Centre for their exemplary care and kindness.

Mr Carter leaves his wife Jean, a son, daughter and three grandchildren.

A service was held on May 28 at Walton Lea Crematorium.

It was officiated by Paul Bennicke.

Arrangements by Houghtons, Stockton Heath.