A Coleraine man has been elected Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council in Surrey, England.
George Crawford, who left Northern Ireland in the 1960s joined the Metropolitan Police in 1962 and eventually became a Chief Superintendent, before retiring in 1992 to work for ten years as Head of Security for both Wimbledon and Crystal Palace FCs at Selhurst Park Stadium.
George was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service at the end of his police career.
Mr Crawford has always been a Rugby Union and played for both London Irish and the Metropolitan Police before retiring to take up refereeing. He worked his way up to the English and Irish panel of referees, refereeing junior internationals and the final of the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham.
George’s brother, Randall Crawford ran a Pest Control business in Coleraine and served as the Deputy Mayor of Coleraine Borough Council on two occasions, being deprived of the office of Mayor due to having no Party Affiliation.
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