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.”

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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.”

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Police have appealed for witnesses, or anyone who has information about the crash, to contact 101.

Dashcam or CCTV footage that might assist can be sent to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.