Chief Constable steps off the beat

HELPING the homeless will be a top priority for South Yorkshire’s retiring Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes.

An eventful nine years has seen Mr Hughes tackle natural disasters, international summits and a race to meet the Queen.

The 53-year-old crossed the border from Greater Manchester Police in 2002

But last week, Mr Hughes’ 32-year police career came to an end.

Key moments of his time at SYP include security for the G8 Summit in Sheffield in 2005, the floods which struck the county in 2007 and being at the forefront of ongoing work to make public additional documents about the Hillsborough tragedy.