Celebration of Life service for Pc Rathband

A CELEBRATION of life service will be held in honour of Pc David Rathband this weekend ahead of a formal police memorial.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that a memorial service in honour of the Pc, who died on February 29, will be held on Monday, March 19, at St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle at 2pm.

The service will be a formal police memorial to Pc Rathband as a police officer and a public servant and has been organised in conjunction with David’s widow Kath and their children, and will be an opportunity for all his police colleagues to pay their respects and will be open to the public.

David’s family will also hold a Celebration of Life service ahead of the memorial, at the church on Saturday, March 10. This is a family organised service and they have extended an invitation to anyone wishing to attend.

A separate family funeral service is planned for Saturday, March 17, in Staffordshire.