GMP Chief Constable Peter Fahy receives knighthood
Published: 16th Jun 2012 01:13:07
The man who led Greater Manchester Police during the riots of 2011 has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Peter Fahy has been the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police since 2008.
"You can't give a knighthood to a whole police force so it has been given to me as leader of such a hard working organisation," he said.
London-born Mr Fahy joined the police in 1981, serving in four forces.
"My parents came to this country as very poor Irish immigrants in the late 50s and the fact that in one generation I can get to this position says a lot about why this is such a great country," he said.
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