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PC James Dixon: Tributes to officer killed in crash

PC James Dixon who was known as'Dixie by friends and on the show was killed in the collision earlier today PC James Dixon who was known as'Dixie by friends and on the show was killed in the collision earlier today
Sammy Stanley | 07 December, 2017, 01:37

Police said the wounds of the driver included are "not thought to be dangerous".

PC James Dixon was killed in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday.

He had appeared in the Sky TV programme Road Wars.

Dixon was based with Thames Valley Police at their Lodden Valley police station near Reading, but was also known for starring in Sky 1's popular reality TV show Road Wars.

Opening Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, Theresa May said: "I'm sure the whole house will wish to join me in offering condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of police officer James Dixon from Thames Valley Police who was killed while on motorcycle duty yesterday and also to the family and friends of the passenger of the auto involved in the collision".

Thames Valley Police said the next-of-kin of both PC Dixon and the dead woman had been informed.

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The elderly woman was a passenger in the auto, and the driver was rushed to hospital.

Jo Gill said: "Goodnight Dixie, you really were one of the funniest and best blokes I worked with". Friends and family of the newlywed officer yesterday placed flowers at the crash spot, paying tribute to him as well as the other victim - named locally as Gladys Goodwin.

South Central Ambulance Service sent two senior ambulance officers in rapid response vehicles, two ambulances and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance to the scene.

Dave Bulger added: "Stand down Dixie, I can't believe you're gone mate".

In a statement, Thames Valley Police it was "devastated" over the death of PC Dixon.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori stated: "My contemplations and sensitivities are with their families and companions and the partners of the officer at this extremely troublesome time".

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