Luke Campbell appointed MBE in New Year Honours list

Luke Campbell
Image caption Olympic gold medallists, including Campbell, have been honoured by the Queen

Hull's Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

The 25-year-old, who won gold in the bantamweight Olympic final, has been appointed MBE for services to boxing.

Foster carers and adoptive parents Charles Bryan and Patricia Bottomley, from Hull, have also been honoured.

Over the years the couple provided a foster home to more than 600 children, supported new foster parents and given respite care to foster families.

They have been appointed MBE for services to children and families.

Police medal

Image caption David Griffin said receiving the Queen's Police Medal was a "proud moment"

Mrs Bottomley said they initially thought someone was playing a trick on them when they received a letter informing them of their honour.

She said: "I don't think it's really sunk in yet. Going to Buckingham Palace will be the exciting bit."

The couple were planning to celebrate their honour with a family meal.

David Griffin, Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside Police, has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal.

He said: "I am pleased that the work I undertake at national level both in the fields of motorcycle safety and in my capacity as Chair of the Chief Police Officers Staff Association Panel of Friends supporting colleagues has been deemed fitting for formal recognition.

"It is a proud moment for me and my family but also for the Humberside force which I am extremely proud to be a member of."

Other people from the Humber region recognised in the list include:

  • Richard Davies, from Brough, appointed OBE for services to the regeneration of the Preston Road area of Hull and to the community
  • Elizabeth Littlewood, head of healthcare at Full Sutton Prison, appointed MBE
  • Gerald Parkes, from Cleethorpes, founder of Parkway Cinemas, appointed MBE for services to the UK cinema industry
  • Eric Twigger, former chair of governors at Hull College, appointed MBE for services to further education
  • Geoffrey Bartholomew, from Grimsby, awarded the British Empire Medal for services to youth football in Grimsby and Cleethorpes
  • Valerie Thornhill, founder of Vista Arts in Beverley, awarded the British Empire Medal for services to adult education

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