Po­lice of­fi­cers com­mended

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Ticketless Parking -

Two de­tec­tives who helped bring the killer of a home­less former sol­dier in Can­ter­bury to jus­tice have been com­mended for their “ex­em­plary” in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

DCI Tony Pledger and DC Ge­off Mc­creery were put on the case fol­low­ing the mur­der of 59-year-old Philip Fox.

His badly de­com­posed body was found in a tent in dense un­der­growth near River­side Re­tail Park in Wincheap in April 2016. He had been blasted with a shot­gun the pre­vi­ous Au­gust by Richard Dono­van.

Af­ter he was con­victed and jailed for life, judge Adele Wil­liams praised the of­fi­cers for an ex­em­plary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances.

Now DCI Pledger and DC Mc­creery have re­ceived com­men­da­tions from the Kent and Es­sex Se­ri­ous Crime Di­rec­torate.

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