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Britain’s longest-serving police officer, 74, has made just five arrests in 52 years and has no plans to retire – The Sun


BRITAIN’S longest-serving police officer has made just five arrests in 52 years.

Special Constable Richard Warren, 74, has picked up a series of service medals during his career, including an MBE.

 Special Constable Richard Warren, 74, is Britain's longest serving police officer - and has made just five arrests in 53 years

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Special Constable Richard Warren, 74, is Britain’s longest serving police officer – and has made just five arrests in 53 yearsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

And he has no intention of hanging up his handcuffs just yet.

The grandad of seven is a country bobby in Malmesbury, Wilts, who patrols roads, transports violent offenders and investigates cases of animal rustling.

Volunteer officer Richard explained: “My role is helping the police with whatever they want me to do. I try to do my best to make sure everyone stays safe in Wiltshire.

“I can arrest people but I don’t go out of the way to do that.”

Yet Richard will be ready if he is called into serious action. He said: “I am trained to use the extended batons, pepper spray and wear a body-worn camera.

“I’ve never used the baton but have withdrawn it to impose myself.

“There was a group of people in a pub one evening.

“They were coming out after drinking a lot so it was best they knew we were there.”

Richard, from nearby Hullavington, also volunteers as a litter-picker and cares for wife Lynette, 70, who suffers with MS. The couple have been married for 49 years.

He only works as an officer on Fridays and is a computer engineer by trade — still doing IT repairs.

Richard also beats the streets by running to keep fit, completing four of the past five London Marathons.

 Richard giving a talk to local schoolchildren. He also volunteers as a litter-picker and cares for wife Lynette, 70

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Richard giving a talk to local schoolchildren. He also volunteers as a litter-picker and cares for wife Lynette, 70Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
 Britain's longest serving Special Constable, Richard Warren, making a joke about sleeping policeman

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Britain’s longest serving Special Constable, Richard Warren, making a joke about sleeping policemanCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
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