“Andrew was clearly a first-rate and respected Police Officer who was a dependable and trusted member of the North Yorkshire Police family.
“My thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to Andrew’s wife and sons.”
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A murder investigation is underway in Rotherham following the death of a teenage girl.
Police say that unless one outstanding line of enquiry provides a breakthrough, the investigation will be scaled down next month.
South Yorkshire Police are continuing to question an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the death of a teenager yesterday.