Tributes paid to Surrey Police officer killed in Aldershot collision

The family of Surrey Police officer who killed in a road traffic collision in Aldershot have paid tribute to him.

Liam Horley, who was 21 and from Farnborough, died in an incident on 6 August involving a red Peugeot 308 near the town's Wellington statue.

His family said he was a "driven and determined" person and a "joy to be around."

Officers were called to the collision on Claycart Road at 5:20pm on Friday 6 August.

Mr Horley was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 26-year-old man from Twickenham, remains in hospital with serious injuries following the crash.

Paying tribute to him, Mr Horley's family said he "was much loved by all those that met him.

"He was more than a son, brother, boyfriend and grandson, he was a loving, funny, charismatic young man and such a joy to be around.

"Being such a driven and determined person, it was obvious to all that from an early age Liam was destined for a career where he could help people.

"That career started with the Army Cadets, where he rose to become a lead cadet for his troop, but his true desire since the age of 10 was to become a Police Officer.

His family said that he "wore his uniform with pride" since he joined Surrey Police in January last year.

They also revealed that he had previously "saved a family members life by performing CPR on them for twelve minutes before the ambulance arrived, his quick actions saved a life that day, but he was too modest to take the credit."

Mr Horley's team at Surrey Police have also paid tribute to him, describing him as having a "quiet confidence with a positive outlook."

"He was always the first to volunteer for tasks or demonstrations which enabled both himself and his colleagues to develop," they said.

"He never complained and just got on with the job in hand.

They added that Mr Horley was able to provide "exceptional level of care to victims and the community alike.”

Officers investigating the exact circumstances of the collision remain keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed it or saw the vehicle in the area in the moments leading up to the collision.

They also want to hear from anyone with dash cam footage.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting the reference 44210312832.