A WEST Somerset police community support officer (PCSO) has retired after 25 years of service in her community. 

Sue Marks' colleagues at the Minehead and West Somerset Neighbourhood Policing team have wished her a happy retirement in a Facebook post.

On October 20, a spokesperson said: “Today we said goodbye and happy retirement to PCSO Sue Marks.

“Sue has worked locally in West Somerset as a traffic warden and then PCSO for the last 25 years.

“She has been the most fantastic colleague and we, as well as the communities she served so well, are going to miss her immensely!”

One West Somerset resident commented: “Happy retirement Sue and thank you for your wonderful dedication to our community. You will be very much missed.”

Another said: “Enjoy your retirement sue!!! Thank you for everything, we are relly going to miss you!”

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard in Watchet added: “Thank you Sue for all the years you have dedicated to the local community.

“We will miss seeing you out on patrol. Have a great retirement.”

PCSOs are part of community policing teams. Their job is to reduce crime and provide a visible and reassuring presence in communities.

Their roles include foot and cycle patrols, offering advice on crime prevention and dealing with anti-social behaviour.

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