West Yorkshire Police pay tribute after Yorkshire officer dies on duty

West Yorkshire Police have paid tribute to a fellow officer killed while responding to an incident in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 10:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 11:38 am

A marked police motorcycle was responding to an incident at around 1pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 21) when it was involved in a crash with a blue Toyota Avensis on Nether Lane in the Ecclesfield area of Sheffield.

Officers were responding to reports of a silver BMW failing to stop for police.

The 40-year-old officer who was on the bike was sadly pronounced dead a short time after the collision.

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Responding to South Yorkshire Police on social media this morning, West Yorkshire Police said: "Such sad news.

"Thoughts and prayers from everyone at West Yorkshire Police. RIP."

The West Yorkshire Police Federation said: "Devastating news as South Yorkshire Police have announced the on duty death of a police officer this afternoon.

"The thoughts of West Yorkshire Police Federation are with the family, friends and close colleagues of the officer at this awful time."

The driver of the Toyota, a 64-year-old man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries where he remains.

Specialist officers are supporting the officers family and the driver of the Avensis.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who has information about what happened to contact us. You should call 101 quoting incident number 374 of 21 April 2020.

"If you have any dashcam or CCTV footage that might assist us, you can send this to [email protected] quoting the incident number in the subject line."

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