– Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary
This is terrible news. The officer was working to help others and keep people safe, in this instance responding to an emergency call.
All our sympathies and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Police officers across the country put their lives at risk every night so we all can be safer and more secure, and they deserve our deep gratitude."
A North Yorkshire police officer has died in a road accident while answering a 999 call to another crash. PC Andrew Bramma, a married man, with two young children, was killed when his patrol van crashed into a tree at West Tanfield, near Ripon.