Fatal crash PC named
A POLICE officer who died after his car crashed into a tree as he responded to a 999 call has left behind a "devastated" young family.
Pc Andrew Bramma, 32, a married father-of-two, had been reacting to reports of a road accident when the crash happened in North Yorkshire.
He was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, at around 7pm on Saturday.
North Yorkshire Police Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said: "This is terrible and tragic news and the thoughts of everyone at North Yorkshire Police are with the officer's family at this sad and very difficult time.
"I just sense he was someone who wanted to be here and wanted to be part of our team.
"He was a man of integrity and he was popular with his colleagues and as Chief Constable I cannot ask for more of a young officer."
He said messages of condolence had been sent from other forces across the country.
THE Bishop of Exeter is to retire later this year.
The Right Reverend Michael Langrish, 66, is stepping down after 13 years in the role and his last service will be in Exeter Cathedral on June 29.
In a letter sent to all clergy in parishes across Devon, he said: "During the 13 years that I have had the privilege of serving as Bishop of Exeter I have grown to love this county and its people deeply,"
"Although 2012 has been a challenging year, as have many others before it, I hope that I leave the Church of England in Devon in good heart. We have recently seen growth in the number of vocations to authorised ministry, positive indications in terms of the numbers of those who worship with us and cause for optimism in the financial contributions we receive. For all of these, I am enormously grateful for your support and the depth of your commitment to growing God's Kingdom."