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Inquest opens on Cumbria Pc flood death

An inquest has opened into the death of a police officer who died when a bridge collapsed during the Cumbrian floods.

Pc Bill Barker was directing traffic away from Northside Bridge in Workington in November 2009 when it buckled underneath him.

The 44-year-old father-of-four was swept away by the swollen River Derwent. His body was found on a beach 10 miles away.

The BBC's Danny Savage reports.

  • 13 Oct 2010