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Mother hopes son's death will lead to improvements in police driving

Sam Eadington says she's glad there is a case to answer for misconduct Photo: ITV News Central

The mother of a young soldier from Nottinghamshire who was knocked down and killed by a police car says she is relieved a report has found there is a case to answer for misconduct.

Joshua Brown was 21 when he was struck on the A31 Hog's Back in Surrey in December 2012. It was in the early hours of the morning. The patrol car was travelling at 82 miles an hour in thick fog and the officer at the wheel was not using his siren or flashing blue lights.

Joshua's mother, Sam Eadington, who lives in Ordsall near Retford, has been given the findings of an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The watchdog says there is a case to answer for misconduct and has passed on its recommendations to Surrey Police.

Mrs Eadington hopes the tragedy will lead to improved training for police officers when driving at night or in poor weather conditions.

An inquest into her son's death is expected to take place later this year.