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14.6.09

Brit cager kills biker

... & 2008 Beat Bobby
of the Year


From the BBC,
Pc Guy Swatland, 49, who had been with the Leicestershire force for more than 15 years, was a beat officer for the Stoneygate and Knighton area. Named Beat Bobby of the Year in 2008, he collided with a silver Mercedes Sprinter at 0845 BST on Friday on the A6 at Great Glen.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision. Chief Constable Matt Baggott paid tribute: "Guy was a dedicated and highly respected beat officer. "He was not only hugely popular with his colleagues but was also well-known, liked and truly influential in the community he served. "His death has come as a terrible shock."

Chief Supt Chris Garnham added: "The fact that Guy was named Beat Bobby of the Year last year shows the high regard the people of Stoneygate and Knighton had for him. "He was always there when people needed him. He will be greatly missed."

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