Memorial for police officer shot 25 years ago

A special service is held to mark the anniversary of the death of a police officer from Rochdale 25-years-ago. Inspector Ray Codling was shot by an armed robber at Birch Services in 1989.

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He loved the job, but it cost him his life

Inspector Ray Codling was shot dead at Birch Services on the M62 near Rochdale 25 years ago.

He was on a routine patrol when he was killed by Anthony Hughes a convicted armed robber. Hughes later took his own life.

Today Ray Codling was remembered, not just by his relatives, but by the wider police family.

Matt O'Donoghue reports.

Flowers for a fallen officer - memorial service under way for Inspector Ray Codling


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