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Police Sergeant Noel Lane

Person  Male  Born 7/11/1955  Died 17/12/1983

Categories: Armed Forces, Tragedy

Andrew Behan has researched this man: Police Sergeant Noel Joseph Lane was born on 7 November 1955, the son of Ernest George Lane and Mary Teresa Lane née Christmas. His birth was registered in the district of South Eastern Surrey. He joined the Metropolitan Police Force (now the Metropolitan Police Service).

On 14 October 1978 he married Simone J. Green at St Joseph's Church, Redhill, Surrey and they lived at 7 Lodge Avenue, Waddon, Croydon, Surrey. He was attached to Chelsea police station and on 17 December 1983, whilst investigating a reported terrorist car bomb and evacuating the area outside Harrods store in Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, the device exploded and he was killed instantly, aged 28 years. Probate was granted and his estate totalled £60,720.

The photo shows Lane with his wife.

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Harrods bombing - lower plaque

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