Tributes to Bradford police officer murdered ten years ago

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PC Ian Broadhurst PC Ian Broadhurst

Tributes were paid to a Bradford police officer yesterday ten years on from the day he was murdered in the line of duty.

PC Ian Broadhurst, 34, of Birkenshaw, was shot dead by former US marine David Bieber, 42, in Leeds on Boxing Day, 2003.

Floral tributes were laid at the stone memorial to PC Broadhurst yesterday.

Meanwhile, the former top detective who led the investigation into the murder said police officers were facing greater dangers today than ever before.

Former Detective Superinten-dent Chris Gregg said: “We hoped that the murder of PC Ian Broadhurst and attempted murders of two of his colleagues would have been a turning point where things would have improved. I think things have got worse.”

He said people only need to look at the number of murders of officers on duty and the “brutality” of those incidents, picking out last year’s gun and grenade attack killings of two women police officers in Greater Manchester as an example.

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