South Yorkshire Police motorcycle officer dies in crash

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Nether Lane in Ecclesfield was sealed off while police investigated the collision

A police motorcyclist has died in a crash while on duty.

The officer’s marked bike collided with a blue Toyota Avensis on Nether Lane in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, at about 13:00 BST, police said.

The 40-year-old officer, who had been responding to reports of a silver BMW failing to stop, was pronounced dead at the scene, South Yorkshire Police said.

The driver of the Toyota, a 59-year-old man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries where he remains.

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

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