South Yorkshire Police employee shoots her way to Commonwealth bronze medal

A South Yorkshire Police employee is celebrating winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 12:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 12:06 pm
Linda Pearson, who works for South Yorkshire Police, has won a Commonwealth bronze medal

Linda Pearson, who is a firearms licencing officer, made it onto the podium in the women's double trap event.

POLICE: Criminal gangs 'burying weapons and drugs' in Sheffield parks to avoid captureRepresenting Scotland, Linda, aged 54, then announced her retirement from the sport after helping her country pass their previous best medal haul for an overseas Games, which was 29 at Melbourne in 2006.

CRIME: Man ambushed by gang at cash machine in Rotherham suburbShe said: "Probably at my age, I'm going to retire from Olympic disciplines.

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"There is no shooting at Birmingham 2022, so this will be it for me."

South Yorkshire Police tweeted about her achievement.

The force said: "Linda has smashed her way to Bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations Linda."

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