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Nick Dumphreys: Funeral held for crash death officer

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Media captionNick Dumphreys: Crash death PC's colleagues say goodbye

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a Cumbria Police officer killed in a motorway crash.

PC Nick Dumphreys was responding to an emergency call when his vehicle left the M6 near Carlisle on 26 January.

The 47-year-old, who had worked for the force since 2003, was described as "well-respected and popular".

Police officers and members of the emergency services were among those who paid their respects at a service at Carlisle crematorium.

Cumbria Police tweeted an image of officers and staff at the force's HQ taking time to remember their colleague, who would be "missed but never forgotten".

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Image caption PC Nick Dumphreys was "extremely popular and respected", Cumbria Police said

Speaking after the funeral, Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said: "We had a massive turnout from Cumbria, from the community and from other emergency services.

"So just a big heartfelt 'thank you' from me on what is a really sad and tragic day for the constabulary."

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