Ex-officer coming back to the `police family` dies in collision with lorry
A former police constable considered “still part of the police family” has died as a result of road accident in the week she was due to return to her force.
A former police constable considered “still part of the police family” has died as a result of road accident in the week she was due to return to her force. Claudia Manera left the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) this year to pursue her passion for sport as a fitness instructor. But on October 12 the 51-year-old cyclist was in collision with a lorry on The Broadway, west Ealing less than half a mile from her home. She was taken to the Royal London Hospital with serious leg injuries but died a week later. On Tuesday (October 24), the MPS confirmed that Ms Manera was returning to work this week as a special constable. MPS Superintendent Robert Mahoney said: Claudia was a popular, hardworking and exceptionally intelligent officer who always did her utmost to help people. Although she recently left the MPS to pursue her passion for sport and teaching, she was still part of our police family and we were looking forward to working with her again. It was with profound shock and sadness that we learnt that Claudia passed away this week. She will be missed. I would like to pass on our deepest condolences to her family who are being supported by colleagues from the Roads and Transport Policing Command. Her death is the eighth known cyclist fatality on Londons roads this year.