North Yorkshire Police officer killed in road crash

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A police officer has died in a road crash while he was on an emergency call in North Yorkshire.

The officer was killed when his patrol car struck a tree in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, on Saturday.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed the accident happened at about 19:00 GMT and the officer was pronounced dead at the scene.

A floral tribute has been left at the scene of the crash by fellow officers, with a note offering "deepest sympathies" to the man's family.

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