DAUGH­TER’S TRIBUTE TO CRASH VIC­TIM

The Wokingham Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By PHIL CREIGHTON news@wok­ing­ham­pa­per.co.uk

THE DAUGHTERof a woman killed dur­ing a crash in Hare Hatch last week said that she will be lost with­out “the per­fect Mum”.

The in­ci­dent took place on the A4 Bath Road on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 5. A car and mo­tor­cy­cle which was be­ing rid­den by on-duty po­lice of­fi­cer PC James Dixon col­lided.

Sandra Blun­den said that her mother, 91-year-old Gla­dys Good­win, was a “fun-lov­ing jolly lady that ev­ery­one loved as soon as they met her”.

She added: “Mum and I used to have reg­u­lar monthly trips to Christchurch in which we met up with friends and had lots of laughs. She never wanted them to end but I used to tell her that we are com­ing back in a few weeks’ time and that was okay then.

“We were to­gether nearly all hours of ev­ery day.

“I will be com­pletely lost with­out her. She was full of fun and laugh­ter and never had a bad word to say.

“Mum also leaves be­hind a son, brother, cousin, two grand­chil­dren, which were my chil­dren, and two great grand­sons.

“She will be now be re­united with her other grand­son, Tom, and hus­band, Joe.

“I will re­mem­ber her as the per­fect Mum that every­body would want.”

And the wi­dow of PC James Dixon said: “James, or Dixie as he was bet­ter known by many, was a fan­tas­tic hus­band, son, brother, friend and col­league.

“Words can­not de­scribe the loss that we all feel right now. He not only was a great guy but he was one of the proud­est po­lice of­fi­cers around.

“We will never be able to fill the hole that he leaves be­hind, but he will for­ever be in our hearts and mem­o­ries for ever and al­ways.”

Flags at Thames Val­ley Po­lice sta­tions have been fly­ing at half-mast this week in tribute to the of­fi­cer, who ap­peared in the Sky TV se­ries Road Wars and was based at Lod­don

Val­ley po­lice sta­tion in Lower Ear­ley.

The in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the IPCC (In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Com­plaints Com­mis­sion), as is stan­dard pro­ce­dure, due to the fact that the in­ci­dent re­sulted in the deaths of a member of the pub­lic and an on duty po­lice of­fi­cer.

It was Thames Val­ley Po­lice who made the manda­tory re­fer­ral.

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