Just two days ago, I blogged about the death of PC Gary Toms in an incident in London.
Last night the Met lost another officer when PC Chris Dent was involved in a road traffic accident whilst riding his motorcycle home from work. He was involved in a collision with a VW Passat, the driver of which ran off.
Two females in the Passat were arrested on suspicion of obstructing police & later bailed. Three men were later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
PC Dent was 37 & worked as a traffic officer with the Met. Officers on their way to work or home from work are considered to be ‘on duty’. PC Dent is the 7th officer to die on duty this year & the 4th from the Met.