Police officer death: Everything we know about fatal collision in Sheffield

As friends, relatives and colleagues of a popular police officer killed in a crash in Sheffield try to come to terms with their loss, here is everything known about the incident:

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 8:20 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 8:20 am

- PC Matt Lannie died in a collision on Nether Lane, Ecclesfield, at around 1pm on Tuesday, April 21.

- His marked police motorcycle was involved in a crash with a Toyota Avensis, which was driven by a 64-year-old man.

- PC Lannie was pronounced dead a short time after the collision, while the Avensis driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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PC Matt Lannie died in a crash in Sheffield during a police pursuit

- PC Lannie was on-duty and responding to reports of a silver BMW failing to stop for officers at the time of the crash.

- Numerous emergency services vehicles were deployed in the aftermath of the collision and Nether Lane was closed for hours for crash scene investigation work to be carried out.

- The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage is urged to come forward.

- South Yorkshire Police said specialist officers are supporting PC Lannie’s family and the driver of the Avensis.

- PC Lannie was a specialist police motorcycle officer in South Yorkshire’s roads policing unit.

- Before joining the roads team he was a response officer in Sheffield.

- Chief Constable Stephen Watson described him as ‘very popular’ and said he would be ‘greatly missed’.

- Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident number 374 of April 21.