Brit police officer killed in Aragon motorbike crash

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A BRITISH policewoman lost her life in a motorcycle accident in Zaragoza province, Aragon, on Monday, July 18, as she returned home from an event in Faro, Portugal.

Mother-of-one Amanda Wood tragically lost her life in the crash, with images from the Guardia Civil suggesting that her bike veered off the N-211 road on the section which passes the municipality of Mequinenza.

She had served as a special constable for Northamptonshire Police since 2015, dedicating over 460 voluntary hours, and was apparently a passionate biker.

Deputy Chief Constable, Andy Frost, read a short statement which said: “It is with great sadness that we today announce the death of a serving Special Constable and staff member who has tragically died while on holiday in Spain.

“SPC Amanda Wood was riding her motorcycle back yesterday afternoon from an event in Faro, Portugal, when she was involved in an accident close to the town of Caspe in North Eastern Spain.

“Amanda’s family have been informed and a post-mortem was due to take place in the city of Zaragoza later today (Monday).

“This is tragic news and on behalf of the Force I send my deepest condolences to Amanda’s family and friends.

“Amanda was a well-regarded and popular member of the Special Constabulary as well being the East Northants sector coordinator, based out of Rushden.

“She will be missed by all who knew her and the flag is flying at half-mast at Wootton Hall today as a mark of respect.”

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