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Tragic Kent Police detective Adrian Grew's family speak of grief after death in crash with double-decker bus on A21 in Lamberhurst

13 December 2013
by KentOnline reporter

DC Adrian Grew from Kent Police

DC Adrian Grew from Kent Police

The family of a young father and Kent Police detective killed in a crash with a double-decker bus have spoken of their grief.

Relatives of DC Adrian Grew, who leaves a wife and baby son, told how their "whole world caved in" at the loss of "the most amazing man".

The 32-year-old died after a crash at the Scotney Castle roundabout on the A21 in Lamberhurst while on his way home from work on Monday.

DC Grew's family said in a statement: "On Monday night, our whole world caved in and we lost the most amazing man.

"Not only was he the best husband, a fantastic daddy, the best son, brother and friend, but he was also a dedicated and professional police officer who loved his job. It is difficult for us to contemplate life without him.

"Thank you to those who have expressed their respects. The generous messages of support and caring tributes mean a lot. Rest in peace Adrian, there's a huge hole in our lives without you."

Emergency services were called to the bypass at 6.15pm where witnesses were attempting to resuscitate DC Drew.

Tragically their efforts were not enough to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Colleagues have also been paying paid tribute to the well liked and "talented" policeman.

DC Adrian Grew from Kent Police died in a crash on the A21 in Lamberhurst

DC Adrian Grew from Kent Police died in a crash on the A21 in Lamberhurst

Ch Supt Steve Corbishley said: "DC Grew was a popular officer. Relied upon and trusted by colleagues at Tonbridge, he got results for victims of crime and for the community.

"Losing him at such a young age is a tragedy, and our thoughts and support are with his family."

DC Grew had recently left a post in Tonbridge to join the Serious Crime Directorate in north Kent.

"Not only was he the best husband, a fantastic daddy, the best son, brother and friend, but he was also a dedicated and professional police officer who loved his job..." - DC Adrian Grew's family

Ch Supt Corbishley added: "He would have no doubt flourished in a role that tackled society's most serious criminals.

"Adrian will be remembered by his colleagues not just for his qualities as a police officer, but as a person too."

Colleague DI Jon Armory said: "He was a highly capable and well respected detective who worked on some of the most serious investigations within our county.

"Adrian had a very bright future ahead of him and was a fantastic colleague to work with. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew and worked with him."

The bus involved in the crash did not have any passengers on board and its driver was uninjured.

Investigators say it was heading north, away from Flimwell, and the car was leaving the roundabout and heading south when the accident happened.

Witnesses are being sought over the collision, which saw the road closed for several hours before reopening on Tuesday morning.

If you have information that could help police, phone Claire Russell Thomas on 01622 798538.


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