Charity football match in memory of Sutton police officer

Sutton Guardian: PC Mark Towler, PCSO Steve Kennedy and PC Sohail Syed PC Mark Towler, PCSO Steve Kennedy and PC Sohail Syed

The friends and colleagues of a policeman who died of cancer competed in a charity football match to raise money in his memory.

Detective Constable Scott Allardyce died in 2012, aged 34, after an 18-month battle against pancreatic cancer leaving his wife, who also serves in the police force, and their two children.

Uniformed officers beat Sutton detectives 5-4 to lift the Allardyce Cup, whilst raising £100 for Pancreatic Cancer UK at the match held in Beddington Park, Wallington, on Sunday, April 6.

PC Mark Towler said: "We were playing for the trophy, our pride and a very good cause".

Scott joined the police service in 2002 and served at Sutton and Belgravia police stations. His last posting was with Wandsworth Crime Squad.

More than 250 police officers and staff attended Mr Allardyce’s funeral at St Wilfrid's Church in Haywards Heath.

A tribute to his life was also held at the Metropolitan Police Sports and Social Club in Bromley, Kent.


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