George Paston was a man from Lyra's world who spoke with a Liverpool accent. He worked as a constable at St Aldate's police station and was the liaison officer Cardinal's College, Foxe College, Broadgates Hall College and Oriel College. His dæmon was a short-legged dog. Along with Benny Morris, he murdered Anthony Hassall by the Royal Mail Zeppelin Station. George would take orders from Simon Talbot whom he knew because Simon was part of Cardinal's.