He's wanted to be a policeman since the age of 9, and for 26 years Les realised his dream.

But that dream turned into a nightmare in April when he was dismissed from the force after a drink driving conviction. For five years Les was the Cookham Copper with a copshop down at Odney and a bike to go round the village - It's high profile policing and Les was very good at it - he set up numerous neighbourhood and business watches; and he's currently studying for a degree in community safety.

Away from work Les loves mountain biking and growing fuschias; but it's hardly a consolation for a sorely missed out of work ex-policeman.

This is not a good year for Les. He did a lot for our village and we miss him.

painted 4th March

Contact: John Miles Organisation, Tel: 01275 854675 / 856770, Fax: 01275 810186
Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton in Gordano, Bristol, BS20 7SB