‘CALL OF DUTY’ TALE SPARKS MEMORIES
Sir - I was interested to read your article ‘Call of Duty’ [Norfolk, May] as I have known the story of PC Gutteridge all my life but I did not know he was a Norfolk boy.
The car was stolen from the first property on the right in Mountnessing Road, Billericay. The last person to speak to PC Gutteridge was Mr Watt, a London bus driver, who only had a few passengers, so stopped for a chat.
Watty, as he was known, was a real character and I was lucky to have known him when he lived at Green’s Farm, Jackson’s Lane, Billericay.
The first policeman on the scene was my father, Robert Green, born in Gaywood near King’s Lynn.
Somewhere I have press cuttings and photographs of the funeral.
As my only daughter died several years ago on my death they will be destroyed. Is there anyone who would like them? Heather Lester
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