A MEMORIAL to a special constable murdered by an IRA terrorist in North Yorkshire has been restored.

Glenn Goodman was gunned down on the A64 near Tadcaster by Paul “Mad Dog” Magee in 1992.

The Police Memorial Trust subsequently put up a monument in his memory on the corner of Station Road and Wetherby Road, near the spot where he died, but it has become weathered and faded over the passing of the years.

Now it has been fully refurbished by The Cooperative Funeralcare – much to the appreciation of Glenn’s parents, Brian and Margaret, who live near Tadcaster and regularly lay flowers at the memorial.

Mr Goodman said: “They have done a good job. We are pleased that someone cares.

“The lettering, which had faded, has been restored, and the stonework given a good cleaning.”

Special Constable Goodman, 37, was on one of his first patrols with a regular officer when tragedy struck on June 6, 1992.

The officers made a routine check on a car parked near where the memorial has been sited.

They followed it out to the A64 dual carriageway, where it turned out to contain two IRA terrorists, who shot at the officers and left them both badly wounded.

Special Constable Goodman died later that night. Magee was jailed for life after a trial at the Old Bailey but later freed under the Good Friday Agreement, despite vigorous protests against his release by Glenn’s parents.