ONE of the oldest former Huddersfield Borough Police officers has died.

Harry Carter served as a police constable in the town for 25 years.

And he was best known for his role as a “Z car” man, working as a key member of the force’s mobile patrol unit.

Mr Carter, who was 95, died after a short spell in a nursing home in Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, Eileen.

Mr Carter, who lived in Almondbury during his days in Huddersfield, joined the police in 1939.

He served on the beat and then transferred to the patrol cars.

He was commended in January 1956 for his part in catching a three-man gang who had hijacked a lorry loaded with wool.

Since 1948 he was an active member of the police sports and social club.

He served as the club’s secretary for many years and was also on the committee. He also organised the Christmas party for police officers and their families.

In his younger days, Pc Carter was a keen sportsman. He represented the police at football and cricket and also enjoyed athletics.

After retiring from the police, he worked for Huddersfield Corporation on civic duties in the Town Hall.

He was also a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town.