Tower Hamlets police chief pays tribute to crash victim officer
A police officer killed in crash in east London has been praised by the chief of Tower Hamlets Police.
PC Shazahan Wadud, 29, who had served the force in the borough for six years, and was based at Limehouse, died on Sunday evening when his motorbike collided with a car in Wanstead.
Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, said: "Shazahan was a highly motivated and professional officer who was held in high esteem by all of his colleagues. He was sensitive in nature and had a great sense of humour which had a positive effect and influence on his colleagues.
"Shazahan was a Muslim officer and it was with pride in his heritage that he served his local community.
"Shazahan had served with the Metropolitan Police Service for six years and was working as a response team officer in the Borough of Tower Hamlets," Ch Spt Stringer added. "Before becoming a police officer he served as a member of police staff. It was with immense pride that he served his local community and he will be sorely missed by friends and colleagues alike.
"Shazahan leaves behind a partner and two children and a large extended family, all of whom he was very proud of. I extend my deepest sympathy to all of them."
He was believed to have been on his way to work at Limehouse police station at the time of the incident which took place at Spratt Hall Road just after 9.15pm.
Police and ambulance staff attended but Shazahan was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 66-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail.
Witnesses are asked to call the Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874.