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Cop dies while test driving police motorcycle

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The Guyana Police Force is mourning the loss of 37-year-old Police Constable, Elroy Newton, who died on Saturday, September 16 following an accident on the Unity Old Road, East Coast Demerara.

According to a police report, investigations revealed that Newton, who was stationed at Transport Workshop, Eve-Leary, left his station on Force motorcycle, CE 4555, on a test drive.

About 19:30hrs, while proceeding north along the Unity Old Road, allegedly at a fast rate and without wearing a safety helmet, the Constable in the process of negotiating a sharp turn, lost control, fell onto the road surface and sustained injuries.

He was rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Newton lived in Mahaicony with his wife and only child.

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