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Family pay tribute to police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle crash

Luke Van De Sande died last month following an off-duty motorcycle crash Credit: Staffordshire Police

The family of Luke Van De Sande, a Staffordshire Police officer who died following an off-duty motorcycle crash last month (August) have paid tribute to him.

In a statement they said: “Luke was a loving husband, son, brother, nephew and cousin - a real family man. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and his colleagues at Staffordshire Police."

“Although Luke’s life has been tragically cut short he touched the lives and hearts of so many people. His love and enthusiasm for life was contagious and he spread fun, laughter and mischief wherever he went.

“We will treasure the happy times and the wonderful memories we have of our precious Luke.”

His family, who request privacy while they come to terms with their loss, are being supported by specially trained police officers.

Luke Van De Sande was riding his bike towards Cold Meece when it left the road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics and bystanders. He was 28.

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