A CIVILIAN who was honoured for her work on a police murder probe has attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
The trip to meet the Queen was a reward for Lynn Hinchliffe's dedication and commitment to West Yorkshire Police.
Lynn, of Dewsbury, became a shorthand typist for the police in 1973 and was later promoted to typing supervisor at Dewsbury.
In May 2000, she received a Judge's Commendation for her work typing documents relating to the murder of Holmfirth restaurant owner Nisar Ahmed in November 1998.
Mr Ahmed, 34, who ran the Sultan Restaurant at Huddersfield Road, was killed, dismembered and his body parts scattered over sites in the Huddersfield area and in Derbyshire.
The murderer, Zifar Iqbal, of Cleckheaton, was convicted and jailed for life in December 1999.
Dewsbury police commander Supt Marc Callaghan said: "There are not many members of police staff who have put in 30 years service to West Yorkshire Police, let alone received an invitation to Buckingham Palace.
"This has been thoroughly deserved."
Lynn said: "This came at a really nice time.
"It is a triple celebration for us. It is our pearl wedding anniversary this year. John and I have been married for thirty years.
"As well as this, my parents are celebrating 60 years together with their diamond wedding anniversary."