Live updates

Policeman dies after cycle accident

A police officer died after he crashed into a tree while out cycling with friends.

Detective Inspector Pete Parchment was cycling near Pateley Bridge in NorthYorkshire when he hit the tree on Wednesday at around 10.40am.

The 49-year-old suffered serious injuries and despite the efforts of his friends and paramedics, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this stage it appears no one else or any other vehicles were involved, a force spokewoman said.

The officer, who was wearing a cycle helmet at the time of the incident, had served with Nottinghamshire Police for nearly 24 years.

Pete Parchment was an exceptional police officer who served the public of Nottinghamshire for nearly 24 years.

"The thoughts of everyone at Nottinghamshire Police are with his family as they attempt to come to terms with this tragic news."

– Chris Eyre, Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable

1 million calls to Notts 101

Nearly a million calls have been made to Nottinghamshire Police’s new non-emergency number during its first year in operation. The 101 number was launched on Monday 7 November 2011 and was designed to help keep communities safe by giving people one easy way to contact officers.

And since the number went live about 990,000 non-emergency calls have been made to 101.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Today's top stories