Two police officers helped to make a 100-year-old's birthday the "best ever" by visiting her during her celebrations.

Sergeant Noel Buckley and police community support officer Milan Boca went to see Doreen Beare at her home in Radlett, where she has lived for more than 40 years.

Born in Tottenham, Doreen has one daughter and was married for 52 years. She served in the Artillery Territory Services for five years where she used to monitor screens in a radar cabin before working at Lloyds of London Insurance where she met her husband.

A dog lover, she later had a role as a support worker locally for many years which she really enjoyed.

Well-travelled Doreen, who has visited 61 countries and told officers she would like to revisit France, has also rubbed shoulders with late singer George Michael, who used to visit to play with her dog when he was a boy.

After visiting Doreen on March 23, Sergeant Buckley said: "It was a delight to meet Doreen and her daughter and I am glad that we were able to make her birthday extra special. I even had the honour of reading Doreen’s birthday card from the Queen to her.

"Now that we know Doreen, we’ll be popping in to see her from time to time as part of our local patrols to make sure she’s ok."

While officers were with Doreen she received a call from Princess Dr Nisreen El Hashemite – an Iraqi scientist and promoter of women in science.  
The call was set up by a care worker Adam Drozd who also organised for local school children and neighbours to visit Doreen on her birthday.

She also received hand made cards from clients at the day centre where Adam works.