On Duty South Yorkshire Police motorcycle officer dies in crash
A police officer has tragically died while on duty.
The officer was on a marked police motorcycle was involved in a collision while responding to an emergency incident.
The Police Bike was in a collision with a Blue Toyota Avensis on Nether Lane in Ecclesfield, Sheffield which happened at 1pm on Tuesday.
The Officer who is 40-year-old was responding to reports of a silver BMW failing to stop for police.
Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Toyota, a 59-year-old man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Home Secretary Priti Patel posted: “The saddest news. Deeply tragic and my thoughts are with the family of this distinguished officer.”
Other police forces also paid tribute to the officer.
The Metropolitan Police Federation tweeted: “Very sad news as South Yorkshire Police tonight confirm the on-duty death of an officer. Our thoughts are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues.”
Police have appealed for witnesses, or anyone who has information about the crash, to contact 101.
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