Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Cold case investigator awarded OBE

12:27 17 January 2013

Cathy Turner holding the letter from the Cabinet Office announcing her OBE.

Cathy Turner holding the letter from the Cabinet Office announcing her OBE.

Archant

Former Seaton woman honoured for her work on forensic case reviews

A former Colyton Grammar School student who went on to become a real life “New Tricks” investigator was amongst the winners in the New Year honours list.

Cathy Turner was awarded an OBE for her services to forensic science, including her work on ‘cold cases’.

Now living in Wetherby, Yorkshire, with her husband and two daughters, she attended the Colyton school under the name of Boynton, in the 1980s, and is remembered by a few of the longest serving members of staff.

She went on to gain a degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Bradford and is now a widely respected national consultant in the field of forensic case reviews.

She was born in Costa Rica and moved to Seaton with her mum, dad and sister in 1972, attending Seaton Primary School and then attending Colyton Grammar from 1977 to 1984.

The family lived at the Seaton Hole end of the beach on Highcliffe Crescent, and she and her sister spent many happy times rock-pooling and beach combing.

Cathy remembers that she “loved being a pupil at Colyton”, where she particularly enjoyed taking part in musical events.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:12

Fly tippers could face fixed penalties of £400 under new powers approved by East Devon District Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:29

Police are warning shopkeepers to keep an eye out for possible ‘dodgy notes’ after two incidents in Sidmouth and Colyford.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:09
Colyton Grammar School Y7 student Lewis Day casting his vote in the library, which acted as Polling Station for their EU referendum

Grammar school poll bucks national result

Read more
Yesterday, 11:10
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Neil Parish says he will continue to fight for Britain’s agricultural industry following the EU referendum result.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:32
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

In the wake of Britain voting to leave the European Union this morning, the leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC) says he ‘trusts the electorate’.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:56
MEP Julie Girling.

Julie Girling and Molly Scott-Cato both released statements following the EU referendum result.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:52
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Hugo Swire MP said people must work together to secure the best deal for Britain, following David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down as PM.

Read more
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:52
The Shute School choir

Village church service featured prayers in Latin, probably for the first time since the Reformation

Read more
Thu, 15:58

The death of Charles Broom is not being treated as suspicious.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications