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Tributes paid to 'loyal and devoted' police officer who died suddenly

PC Ray Byfield Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police have paid tribute to an officer who passed away unexpectedly following a medical episode.

50 year old Ray Byfield was off-duty when he died suddenly at his home on January 4.

PC Byfield joined Avon and Somerset police force in 2008 and later became a member of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

Ray was a loyal officer who displayed devotion to duty. He was held in high regard by his colleagues and the local communities he served.

He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and colleagues.

– Inspector Mark Waldron, Devon and Cornwall Police


Concerns for 'vulnerable' man missing from Gloucester

Have you seen Curtis Hastings? Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a "vulnerable" man who's gone missing from Gloucester.

27 year old Curtis Hastings is missing from his home in Sandyleaze. He was last seen early on Sunday morning at 8am (15 January).

Curtis didn’t tell anyone where he was going - he has taken his bus pass.

He is not very familiar with Gloucester but it’s thought that he may be in the Hempsted area of the city.


  • 5’ 10’ tall
  • slim build
  • believed to be wearing a black wool jacket, grey shirt and black trousers

If you have seen Curtis or know of his whereabouts please call 101 quoting incident number 178 of 15 January 2017.

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