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Awards for team who caught killer
Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson was been given a whole life tariff
The North Yorkshire police team which caught quadruple killer Mark Hobson has received awards for its work.

The 35-year-old was jailed for life in May for the murders of sisters Claire and Diane Sanderson and elderly couple James and Joan Britton in 2004.

Det Supt Javad Ali, who led the hunt, and his deputy Det Insp Dai Malyn, have received certificates of merit from Chief Constable Della Cannings.

The garage owner whose call finally led to Hobson's capture was also honoured.

Amid intense media coverage, Derek North recognised Hobson immediately when he entered his garage on the A19 near York after a week on the run.

At the awards ceremony at Thirsk Racecourse on Wednesday, Ms Cannings presented him with a certificate of appreciation "for your vigilance, calm actions and quick thinking in alerting the police".

As well as the investigation leaders, certificates of merit were presented to 43 other detectives, crime scene investigators, forensics experts and family liaison officers involved in the operation.

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