Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Veteran of IRA Bomb Is Volunteer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Veteran of IRA Bomb Is Volunteer

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DAVID Wolstenholme knows how to keep a cool head - and lead from the front. The former police officer was the duty inspector in Manchester on the day of the IRA bomb, playing a key role on one of the darkest days in the city's history.

The 64-year-old has since retired from the force but is now preparing for his next challenge - as one of the World Cup's army of volunteers.

Around 800 people have signed up and will perform a number of roles to help ensure all goes to plan.

David, a father of three and grandfather of two from Bolton, said: "I was involved in the policing of the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and that's when I realised the importance of volunteers.

"I'm looking forward to working alongside the other volunteers and meeting people from across the world who love rugby. I hope it will be a decent tournament - and that we get the support of the public. …

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