Raymond Anthony Codling

Died on 14th September 1989
Inspector Codling was on night duty in company with a colleague. They visited the lorry park at the Birch motorway services on the M62 to check the security of the vehicles. They saw a man acting suspiciously amongst the vehicles. As the officers approached him he produced a gun and shot at them. Inspector Codling fell to the ground, and was then shot a second time causing fatal injuries.
He was 49.

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