Two ex-Hampshire detectives who have helped bring child abusers to justice in Cambodia have been given one of the country’s highest awards.
John Geden and Nigel Lee were honoured for their work with the Child Protection Unit (CPU), which was set up in 2013 by NGO Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) to investigate crimes against children.
The award – a Mahasena (Commander) of the Royal Order of Sahametrei – is one of the highest honours available for non-Cambodian nationals and is given for “distinguished services to the King and to the people of Cambodia”.
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