Tributes to New Forest’s former deputy chief constable Ian Readhead
I am greatly saddened to hear of the early death of former Deputy Chief Constable Ian Readhead. He was a real model professional police officer and knew the New Forest area inside out.
I recall him attending a public meeting at the West Totton Centre many years ago, facing a lot of people who were very angry about rising crime and anti social behaviour. He showed great empathy and understanding. I was very impressed by the way he handled people.
I remember when he retired thinking that he was very young to do so. However, it's good to now know he enjoyed some quality years once he had left the force.
My condolences to his family.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a devoted former deputy chief constable Ian Readhead who served with Hampshire Constabulary for more than 30 years.
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