|"Terrible Tragedy" Of Wandsworth Police Woman's Death|
Met Police Commissioner makes his statement
Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe,
has spoken of the terrible tragedy of the death of
Detective Constable Adele Cashman.
Bernard Hogan-Howe said last night: "I am desperately sad that Adele Cashman, a young officer, died last night. She was with two colleagues chasing criminals who were believed to be involved with the theft of a mobile phone. She was seen to fall by a local resident who went out to help her but sadly she never recovered.
" It's a terrible tragedy for Adele's family, it's
a terrible tragedy for her colleagues. We are
"Adele was an eager officer, she was in a crime
squad, she was out there chasing criminals, which
"I understand Adele had just returned from holiday. Her family must be
desperately sad, particularly her parents and obviously we will try to help
them cope with the tragedy of losing their daughter but there is no easy way
to do that.
"Fortunately, although it is a dangerous job we do not see officers die very
often but when it happens we are shocked, as I'm sure the public are. The
best thing we can do now is to make sure we look after Adele's parents and