POLICE are trying to track down relatives of a fallen colleague so they can take part in a service honouring his memory.

PC Norman Garnham was an acting detective constable who had completed his shift and was actually off-duty when he was murdered in North Yorkshire on March, 1977.

He had stopped a local youth in Skeeby near Richmond following a domestic disturbance - but was stabbed during a struggle and died from his injuries.

The youth was arrested a short time later and was subsequently convicted of the murder of the 25-year-old officer.

Now as the Police Federation plans this year’s National Police Memorial Day they want to hear from any relatives of their fallen colleague.

This year the service will be held at York MInster on September 30 and the Federation is already in contact with the relatives of other fallen North Yorkshire officers including those of David Haigh and David Winter, both killed by gunman Barry Prudom in 1984 and Glenn Goodman, killed by an IRA terrorist in 1992.

The memorial day aims to remember police officers who have been killed or died on duty and demonstrate to relatives, friends and colleagues of fallen officers that their sacrifice is not forgotten.

Any relaives of Norman Garnham can contact the Federation office on (01423) 866342.