MBE for Somerset policeman

A Special Police Constable from Somerset, Simon Bale is to be rewarded for his work.

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Royal award for special constable

A special constable from Somerset will meet the Queen later this morning when he collects an award at Buckingham Palace.

Simon Bale is being honoured for services to community policing.

Mr Bale is also a scout leader and coastguard volunteer in his home town of Watchet.

Simon Bale Credit: ITV News West Country

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MBE for Somerset policeman

A Special Constable from from Somerset will be awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace tomorrow for services to community policing.

Simon Bale regularly patrols his home-town of Watchet on top of his day job at Avon and Somerst Police Headquarters.

Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.

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