CPS Bedfordshire mourns loss of Mike Tindall, Senior Crown Prosecutor

10/03/2010

Mike's many friends and colleagues were shocked and saddened by his very sudden and unexpected death on 6 March 2010.

Mike joined CPS Bedfordshire in June 1986 having previously worked as a Solicitor in private practice locally. He was therefore a founder member of the Bedfordshire team, working hard to put CPS firmly in position in a county where there had only been Police and private firms dealing with Prosecution cases. His knowledge and expertise had become indispensable to all the members of the Area who followed him and learned from his experience.

He undertook all the many changes within the Service with equanimity and a positive attitude earning thanks at the highest level. All this whilst maintaining his casework in the Crown and Magistrates Courts and his advocacy at which he excelled.

Outside of his work Mike was a keen Rugby fan (supporting Wales as a true Welshman despite the strength of the English opposition in the office and the Bedford Blues).  He has three sons Matthew, Gareth and Adam who he loved to watch performing on stage, in their films and playing rugby.

His unfailing courtesy to everyone  and his good humour helped all who worked with him and knew him; his knowledge and breadth of experience is a great loss.

All his colleagues in CPS, Bedfordshire Police, the Courts and the local legal community will miss him and our thoughts are very much with all his loved ones at this sad time.