Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Voice in Crowd Gave Me a Shock

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Voice in Crowd Gave Me a Shock

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SUCH was his prowess as a discus thrower, Arthur McKenzie spent 10 years or more in the Great Britain squad and represented England at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. He laughed: "I finished fourth, which was pretty good, but it did not even warrant a paragraph in the local papers never mind the nationals.

"So I can sympathise with James Rowan as the athlete everyone forgot!" His athletics and police career ran in tandem - 26 years in athletics, 31 as a copper from humble beginnings as PC430 to detective inspector and, for a while, part of a crack serious crime squad investigating corruption in Hong Kong.

As a copper who liked to throw his weight around - discus or shot - he was caught up in a hilarious incident while competing at the famous White City in London.

Arthur had the 4lb 6oz wood and metal discus in one huge mitt and was just about to do his wind-up to release the beast when a voice called out from the crowd.

"Hi CAPES Arthur, I am over here. …

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