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Humberside Police biker dies after Burstwick crash

PC Russ Wylie Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption PC Russ Wylie, 28, was described as "a popular officer"

A police motorcyclist involved in a crash while on patrol has died, Humberside Police have confirmed.

PC Russ Wylie, 28, was travelling with a second police motorcyclist when he was involved in a collision with a car.

He was taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary after the crash, which happened at 11:30 BST on Monday on the B1362 Daisy Hill Road in Burstwick.

In a statement, Humberside Police confirmed he had "sadly passed away at 10am today".

PC Wylie, a roads policing officer, worked at the force's base in Melton.

Deputy Chief Constable David Griffin described him as "a popular officer" and said the roads policing team were "devastated by his loss".

"Russell was an experienced and highly respected roads policing officer who will be badly missed by all his colleagues and friends in Humberside Police," he said.

"The loss of life of a colleague on duty is felt by everyone in the force. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Russell's family.

"We are grateful for the numerous messages of support and condolence that have been received from across the country."

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Image caption Colleagues from the Humber Roads Police team paid tribute to PC Wylie

His colleagues paid tribute to him on social media, describing him as a "trusted, loyal friend, colleague and brother".

Humberside Police previously said the officers "were not responding to an emergency at the time of the collision and were travelling at normal patrol speed".

A woman who was driving the car sustained minor injuries.

PC Wylie worked mainly in North and North East Lincolnshire.

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