[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 16 June 2006, 23:00 GMT 00:00 UK
Police chief given Queen's award
Paddy Tomkins
Paddy Tomkins has received the Queens Police Medal
The chief constable of Lothian and Borders police has been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Paddy Tomkins receives the Queen's Police Medal for his services.

He was appointed to the post of chief constable for the region, in January 2002, after starting his police career with Sussex Police in 1979.

Mr Tomkins, 45, has also served with the Special Branch and was commended as the first sergeant at the scene of the IRA Brighton bombing in 1984.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific