oldest PCSO is a 70-year-old former boxer

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oldest PCSO is a 70-year-old former boxer

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Britain's oldest PCSO is still pounding the beat and catching criminals- at the ripe old age of 70.

Former navy man Louis Martindale-Vale has served with West Midlands Police for seven years since joining in 2007 at the age of 63.

The ex-boxer said he wanted to put his skills learned in the ring and the Armed Forces over the years to good use, after working for 47 years.

The sprightly granddad-of-four has since patrolled the Erdington area of Birmingham five times a week and says he has no plans to stop any time soon.

The super-fit keen canoeist and mountaineer walks a staggering 25 miles a day on the beat - meaning he has clocked up over 63,800 miles since he started his policing career.

The feisty pensioner, from Great Barr, Birmingham, said: 'Erdington High Street is a busy retail area so tackling business crime has always been a priority on my beat.'
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Re: oldest PCSO is a 70-year-old former boxer

Post by powdermonkey »

Good for him. The life experiences, skills and knowledge he brings to the job must be fantastic.
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