Hereford & Worcester

Tributes for PC Tony Wright killed in crash in Wolverley

Tributes have been paid to a policeman who died in a crash in Worcestershire.

PC Tony Wright, with the West Mercia force, died last week when his motorbike collided with a car on Wolverley Road in Kidderminster.

The 47-year-old, who, during his career had been given a bravery award, had worked for the force for 22 years.

Chief Constable David Shaw said: "The loss of any colleague is always felt deeply in a close, tight-knit force like ours.

"That sense is even more acute when they are killed while doing their duty, protecting the public."

His colleagues tried to provide life support at the scene of the collision on 9 August but he was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police said at the time, an elderly couple in the car involved were unhurt but shaken by what had happened.

Mr Wright's wife of four years, Laura, also works for force as a sergeant in Worcestershire.

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