Funeral for former Newcastle Knight and police Chief Inspector Tony Townsend at McDonald Jones Stadium

Sage Swinton
Updated September 7 2022 - 8:57am, first published September 1 2022 - 3:11pm

A fearless teammate, a loyal friend, a respected officer and a loving family man - Tony Townsend has been remembered as "quite possibly the nicest bloke you'll ever meet" in a touching memorial after his death, aged 61.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton


Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter. She has been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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