Award for widow of tragic officer

THE widow of a Wigan submariner who was murdered by a drunk crew member has received a special award today.

Gill Molyneux was awarded the Elizabeth Cross, given to the next of kin of members of the Armed Forces killed on duty.

Gill Molyneux, widow of Ian Molyneux, with their children Jamie, Aaron, Bethany and Charlie

Gill Molyneux, widow of Ian Molyneux, with their children Jamie, Aaron, Bethany and Charlie

She received her award in a ceremony at Wigan Town Hall.

Her husband, Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux, from Standish, was shot on board HMS Astute while it was docked in Southampton in 2011.