Ben, 21, was fast thinking, well educated and confident - sometimes too confident. One of life's easy achievers, he gained a cluster of GCSEs at school, and scored top grades in four 'A' Levels without really trying. University places were offered, but Ben took a gap year - which turned into two - and immersed himself in a zesty lifestyle of music and clubbing.
Ben was unusual at Sun Hill in having a liberal, middle class background. He breezed through Hendon, excelling in academic and behavioural studies - but he was also put on Section 15 (marked down) for attitude. Undoubtedly bright, his downside was that he showed little interest in the more mundane aspects of police work - and this was sometimes perceived as laziness. Whilst he was certainly intelligent, Ben could sometimes display an amazing lack of common sense. Always ready to argue a point, he often had frequent run-ins on insubordination and discipline.
He had a zero tolerance attitude towards drugs of any kind, following his sister’s death from taking ecstasy a couple of years ago. Some viewed his views against drugs as ‘obsessive’ and his colleagues sometimes became annoyed with Ben’s general ‘boy-scout’ approach to policing, but any comments were tinged with affection.
Tragically, Ben was one of the casualties of the Sun Hill fire when race riots got out of hand.
Service Record[edit | edit source]
2000- Joins Sun Hill
2002 - Killed in an explosion along with 5 Officers
Family and Relationships[edit | edit source]
Jules Hayward (Sister Deceased)
Fiona (Girlfriend 2001)
Major Storylines[edit | edit source]
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