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Family pay tribute to Special Constable killed in car crash

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The family of a Lincolnshire Special Constable killed in a car crash have paid tribute to him.

Scott Bennett will be remembered by his family, partner and friends as a loving, dependable and supporting man who lived his life to the full.

Mr Bennett died in a road traffic collision on the A46 at Welton on November 3 – a year to the day after he became a Special Constable with Lincolnshire Police.

His family say he will be missed by a huge amount of people and remembered as someone who could always be relied on for help and support.

The 24-year-old was born in Grimsby and was studying for a Criminology degree with Lincoln University. He was still studying, whilst working part-time at Asda, at the time of his death. It was his long-term ambition to become a police officer.

Mr Bennett leaves behind his mother, Dawn Bennett, a 45-year-old mortgage broker, his father, 50-year-old food production co-ordinator Stephen Bennett, his brother, 26-year-old Sainsburys worker Shane Bennett and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jenny Inkson, who works as an Estate Agent.

He was such an unassuming young man with a charitable nature – he helped so many people, not for the thanks, just because he cared.

– Stephen Bennett, Scott's father

In his spare time Scott was a cage fighter, who regularly went to Fight Ministry in Grimsby and he also had an interest in taekwondo, jujitsu and kick boxing.

Scott was known for his dry, sarcastic sense of humour and the fact that he just got on with his life and lived it to the full. He probably crammed more into 24-years than most people do in 80.

– Jenny Inkson, Scott's girlfriend

We have tragically lost a valued member of our policing family in Lincolnshire. Although Scott had only served for one year he showed commitment to his role, and indeed had been commended by me in August for good work.

– Special Chief Officer Stephen Woodcock