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Tributes paid to officer killed in motorbike crash

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Chelmsley Wood-based policeman, who was killed in a motorbike accident last week.

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Chelmsley Wood-based policeman, who was killed in a motorbike accident last week.

Sergeant Chris Bradshaw, aged 39, died while competing in the Manx Grand Prix, on the Isle of Man.

Colleagues from West Midlands Police described him as a “committed and highly skilled officer”.

He had served in the police since 1992 and recently joined the traffic operations team, in north Solihull.

Supt Rick Burgess said: “Chris will be sadly missed by officers and staff across the West Midlands and Leicestershire forces and by many friends he met through motorcycling.

“We are in touch with Chris’ family and offering every support for them at the time of their tragic loss.”

Sgt Bradshaw was airlifted to the island’s Nobles Hospital, but died soon afterwards, Isle of Man Constabulary said.

Another rider, James Adams, aged 28, from Ayrshire, died at the scene of the collision - which happened in the second lap of the race.

Sgt Bradshaw, who lived in Tamworth, was one of the force’s most highly-qualified motorcyclists and his family said he had died doing something he loved.

He’d been competing in the Manx Grand Prix for the past seven-years.

 

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