Police and Crime Commissioner reveals battle with cancer

Hereford Times: Bill Longmore. Bill Longmore.

WEST Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore said he feared his 'life would be cut short' after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in November last year.

Mr Longmore, who has been in the role since November 2012, said that despite feeling 'fit and healthy' he went for a medical check up with his GP before Christmas which revealed the cancer.

He began treatment this week and in a statement Mr Longmore said he hopes to be back in full-time work in March this year.

Until then his deputy, Barrie Sheldon, will stand in for him.

For more on this story, see this week's Hereford Times, out on Thursday.

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1:30pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Everywhere says...

I disagree 100% with the post of PCC , BUT I wish you and any other person going through what you are going through a speedy recovering .
I disagree 100% with the post of PCC , BUT I wish you and any other person going through what you are going through a speedy recovering . Everywhere
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5:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

JollyJesterTwo says...

Everywhere wrote:
I disagree 100% with the post of PCC , BUT I wish you and any other person going through what you are going through a speedy recovering .
I agree and also wish the gentleman a speedy recovery. However, the police are now being governed by an unelected deputy. How can this be right in a democracy? We should have had the opportunity to vote for a deputy.
[quote][p][bold]Everywhere[/bold] wrote: I disagree 100% with the post of PCC , BUT I wish you and any other person going through what you are going through a speedy recovering .[/p][/quote]I agree and also wish the gentleman a speedy recovery. However, the police are now being governed by an unelected deputy. How can this be right in a democracy? We should have had the opportunity to vote for a deputy. JollyJesterTwo
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