A former youth engagement officer who worked in Bromley for 30 years ended a year to remember by being presented with a Queen's award.

Neill Tully retired in August and said receiving a Queen's Police Medal was the "crowning glory" in his career.

Mr Tully leaves a legacy of recruiting vulnerable and troubled children and encouraging them away from a life of crime.

He served most of his career as a youth engagement officer and started in the Bromley Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) unit in November 2001 along with 14 cadets.

The VPC has grown significantly since 2001 and now has 150 cadets.

Speaking about his award, Mr Tully said: "It was such a surprise, I am truly honoured and humbled that Her Majesty has chosen to recognise my 30 years police service.

"I consider the QPM as the crowning glory of my enjoyable police career and I receive it in the knowledge that it was only possible through the support of my family, friends, colleagues, the volunteer staff and the cadets themselves.”

Mr Tully has helped the VPC raise more than £3,000 to support UK Care of Police Survivors Charity.