Retired East Ham woman given citizen prize at Met Police ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:07 13 March 2018

Sally holding her prize with police commissioner Cressida Dick. Picture: Met Police

Sally holding her prize with police commissioner Cressida Dick. Picture: Met Police


A woman in East Ham was recognised at the Met Police’s annual awards ceremony on Friday.

Sally Burnikell was handed the Met Citizen Award – the prize given to members of the public – for her work in bridging the gap between the police and the community.

Sally is a member of four safer neighbourhood ward panels and is chair of the East Ham North Ward Panel. She hand delivers more than 250 invites before every panel meeting.

Sally is retired and spends her time volunteering with the Salvation Army and weekly parent-toddler groups. She also regularly attends various faith groups’ events, and following the Peace Walk after the Manchester terrorist attack, she gave a speech.

Police commissioner Cressida Dick said: “Thank you to all the men and women of the Met who give so much for London every single day.

“It was wonderful to see so many officers, staff, volunteers and community members at the event and to hear their stories.”

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