Stoke & Staffordshire

Serving police officer killed in off-duty crash in Staffordshire

Swynnerton Road in Cold Meece Image copyright Google
Image caption Mr Van De Sande was riding towards Cold Meece when his bike left the road, police said

A motorcyclist who died in a crash in Staffordshire was a serving police officer, a force has confirmed.

Luke Van De Sande, from north Staffordshire, was riding his orange KTM motorcycle towards Cold Meece, near Stone, when his bike left the road at about 11:10 BST on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Staffordshire Police said that no other vehicle was involved and the officer was off-duty at the time.

In a statement the force said: "Specialist officers are supporting his family at this difficult time, who have asked for privacy whilst they come to terms with his tragic death."

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