New Year Honours

  1. Met Officers and staff recognised in New Year Honours

    PC Ceyhun Uzun
    Image caption: PC Ceyhun Uzun has been recognised for his services to policing and charity

    Twelve members of the Metropolitan Police have been recognised in the New Year Honours List.

    Officers have been recognised for their achievements in policing, the community and charity work.

    Among them is PC Ceyhun Uzun (pictured above) an officer who works with vulnerable children. He receives a BEM for his services to policing and charity. Since 2013 he has raised over £200,000 and started his own charity after his daughter Tanyel died from an aggressive form of bone cancer.

    Also recognised was Det Insp Lee Barnard.

    He receives an MBE for services to policing and victims of domestic abuse. He was the driving force behind a successful bid to the Home Office, which lead to the creation of the multi-agency Stalking Threat Assessment Centre that has reduced the risk of harm to some of London’s most vulnerable victims of crime.

    The full list of recipients:

    • Detective Inspector Lee Barnard for services to Policing and to Victims of Domestic Abuse - MBE
    • Detective Sergeant Janet Hills for services to Policing and to Community Relations - MBE
    • Special Inspector Olson Jacques for services to Policing - BEM
    • Police Constable Ceyhun Uzun for services to Policing and Charity -BEM
    • Police Constable Lancelot Edmondson for services to community Policing in Lambeth - BEM
    • Detective Chief Superintendent Kate Halpin for Distinguished Service - Queens Police Medal (QPM)
    • Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker for Distinguished Service -QPM
    • Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar (Ret) for Distinguished Service - QPM
    • Chief Superintendent Jane Johnson for Distinguished Service - QPM
    • Superintendent Hannah Faith Wheeler for Distinguished Service - QPM
    • Police Constable Martin Pether (Retired) – Royal Victorian Medal (Silver)
    • Police Staff Audrey Rozario – Royal Victorian Medal (Silver)

    Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “Each recipient has been exceptional in their job, and throughout their career has gone above and beyond in order to make a real difference to public safety, to policing and to London. They are all an inspiration and display the very best traditions of policing."

    Det Insp Lee Barnard
    Image caption: Det Insp Lee Barnard helped create the multi-agency Stalking Threat Assessment Centre
  2. New Year Honours 2021: Ron Flowers appointed MBE

    Former Wolves midfielder and England World Cup winner Ron Flowers has been appointed MBE.

    Flowers made it onto the Queen's New Years Honours list for his services to football.

    Ron Flowers

    Jimmy Greaves joins fellow England teammate Flowers in becoming MBEs.

    They're the last surviving members of the 1966 squad to be honoured and Wolves writer David Harrison said never has there been a more worthy recipient.

  3. New Year Honours: Police chief knighted

    The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, Dave Thompson, has been knighted.

    Mr Thompson's honour is in recognition of his services to policing over a 30 year career spent at Greater Manchester Police and West Midlands Police.

    Sir Dave Thompson

    The 51-year-old father-of-two joined the West Midlands force in 2010 and took up the top role six years later.

    He said he was "genuinely humbled" to receive the knighthood.

    "This has been possible because of the support of my family, specifically my parents, my wife and our children," he said.

    "Everyday officers and staff in this force put themselves at great peril for the public and I am humbled I get to work with you all. Thank you."

  4. Cumbrians recognised in honours list

    Mountain rescue volunteers, community champions, and a campaigner raising awareness of Parkinson's disease are among the Cumbrians recognised in the New Year Honours list.

    Mike Margeson of Kirkby-in-Furness, was made an OBE for services to mountain rescue, as was Eric Robson, from Wasdale, for services to tourism.

    Also recognised for services to mountain rescue was Ray Griffiths, from Penrith, who was appointed MBE.

    Those receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community were Paul Birkby from Barrow-in-Furness, William Little from Carlisle, and Stuart Stokell from Brampton.

    John Kane also received a BEM for services to people with Parkinson's disease.

    The 66-year-old, from Whitehaven, was diagnosed in 2007 with early onset of the disease and since then has given more than 600 talks to care homes and health professionals.


    Claire Hensman, HM Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, said: "I would like to congratulate all those who have received an honour.

    "Anyone can nominate a person for an honour and I am very keen for people who have given exceptional service to the community to receive the recognition they deserve.

    "These awards are special and for me they are the highest possible recognition of a job well done.”