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Crash PC Andrew Bramma's funeral held in Pudsey

Police officers stand in a row as coffin is carried
Image caption Uniformed officers formed a guard of honour at PC Andrew Bramma's funeral

The funeral of a police officer who died in a road crash while responding to an emergency call has been held.

PC Andrew Bramma, 32, was killed when his patrol vehicle struck a tree in West Tanfield, near Ripon in North Yorkshire, on 5 January.

More than 30 uniformed colleagues formed a guard of honour at his funeral at Pudsey Parish Church, near Leeds.

Police chiefs described him as a "good British police officer" who had a long career ahead of him.

Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family attended the funeral, including officers from North Yorkshire Police and Greater Manchester Police, where PC Bramma served for four years.

'Did right thing'

Speaking before the funeral at Pudsey Parish Church, Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "He was a fine young officer who had a long career ahead of him.

"He had all the attributes and skills we need in a young officer.

"He was conscientious, he was there to protect the public, there to serve the community, and we were confident his career would go from strength to strength and we're just so sorry we've lost a colleague in these circumstances."

Mr Madgwick added: "He was conscientious, did the right thing and was just a good British police officer."

PC Bramma, who was based in Harrogate, had only worked for the North Yorkshire force for four months after transferring from Greater Manchester Police where he had served since 2008.

He was on his way to reports of a road accident when the crash happened. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.

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