A fund is being set up to help the family of a police officer who died on duty. PC Andrew Bramma was killed in a crash as he responded to an emergency call near Ripon in North Yorkshire last weekend.
The county's Police Federation is launching the fund. It made the following statement on its website.
– The Police Federation
"Since the tragic death of our colleague, PC Andrew Bramma, we have been inundated with messages from police officers and members of the public around the country, wishing to offer financial support to Andrew's family. This is particularly true of Andrew's closest friends and colleagues, who are aware of just how young his two children are."
The Federation hopes to have banking arrangements in place early next week. It says the Chief Constable has agreed to formally launch the fund.