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Familiar face returns to the Romney Marsh

PCSO John Gorham back on patrol


There is a familiar face back on patrol on the Romney Marsh.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) John Gorham has returned to the patch after almost a year away.

PCSO Gorham will have an office at Lydd Police Station and be on patrol in New Romney and the Marsh and replaces Dennis Connolly who left Kent Police in December to pursue a new career.

John became a PCSO in June 2008 and was responsible for Lydd, New Romney and the coast.
In March 2012 he moved to the Ashford Neighbourhood Policing team and worked in Tenterden for a while.

Before becoming a PCSO John was an Installations Manager for a telecomms company.

He has previous policing-related experience having worked as a Station Officer (front counter) for Surrey Police.

Familiar with Marsh issues

John said he is looking forward to returning to the Romney Marsh: ā€˜I know the patch very well and I know many of the people who live and work there.

ā€˜Iā€™m familiar with Marsh issues and looking forward to working with the community to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.ā€™

One of the first things PCSO Gorham will be doing is supporting the rural community with an operation to target hare coursing which is when organised groups allow their dogs to chase and kill hares, often betting on the outcome.

Posted on: 26 February 2013

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