Ex-PNE player and top cop dies

Tributes: Ken OBrien

Tributes: Ken OBrien

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A well-known former Lancashire Police Detective Chief Inspector and PNE player has died.

The former hostage negotiator and footballer Kenneth John O’Brien died earlier this month at the age of 73 after an 18-month illness.

Born in Liverpool in 1940, in the midst of the Second World War, Ken was evacuated to Preston with his mother while his father acted as a serving soldier.


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