Retired police officer Allan dies aged 67

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 June 2014

Allan Philpotts

Allan Philpotts

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A WELL-KNOWN and highly respected retired Weston police officer has died aged 67.

Allan Phillpotts was born in 1946 in Taunton, where he went to school and college.

He started work as a lab technician in Musgrove Park Hospital and then joined the Avon and Somerset Constabulary as a police constable.

He worked the beat in Taunton and Chard but settled in Weston in the 1970s.

He was well-known throughout the town for his cheerful, loud and large-than-life character.

Allan retired from the force after 30 years of service, but still could be found during the summer months working as a parking attendant on the seafront.

He enjoyed folk music and books, which he could discuss at length over a pint of real ale or his beloved cup of tea.

He was a keen crib player and long-standing member of The Regency team, and always enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

He died on May 23 at the Bristol Royal Infirmary due to pancreatic cancer, leaving behind two children and three grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on June 20 at noon at Weston Crematorium in Ebdon Road, Worle.

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