Stabbed Stratford police officer remembered

Deputy Mayor Lester Hudson joined others in paying tribute to murdered police officer Nina MacKay

Deputy Mayor Lester Hudson joined others in paying tribute to murdered police officer Nina MacKay - Credit: Archant

Floral tributes were laid at the spot where a Stratford police constable was fatally stabbed to mark the 17th anniversary of her death.

Pc Nina Mackay, was attacked as she and other officers from the police’s Territorial Support Group went to arrest a wanted man at a flat in Arthingworth Street on October 24, 1997.

She was 25 years old at the time of her death.

Deputy mayor Lester Hudson and Nick Bracken, the council’s director for commissioning, joined police for tributes at the memorial erected at the housing association block where she was killed.

Councillor Hudson said: “Police officers put on their uniform every day and risk their lives to protect us. Some pay the ultimate price to ensure our safety.


You may also want to watch:


“We must never forget their bravery and commitment. This is an occasion to remember Nina and the courage that she showed.”

A road close to the stabbing scene has been named Nina Mackay Close in her memory.

Most Read

She is also remembered at the Metropolitan Police memorial garden in Hendon.

Read more:

Pc Nina Mackay honoured in Stratford on 15th anniversary of death

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter