f Leicestershire Police Federation
Leicestershire Police Federation                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Connect with us
Tribute to DC182 Matt Spradbury

Leicestershire Police Federation has paid tribute to former DC Matt Spradbury who died on Thursday. He was 49.

Matt was forced to retire as a police officer last year when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) but returned as a member of police staff working within major crime.

"We were saddened to hear that Matt had passed away," said Tiff Lynch, chairman, and Matt Robinson, secretary, in a joint statement issued on behalf of Leicestershire Police Federation.

"Matt served his community as a police officer for 23 years, working in various roles including spells as a GDO, an IRV driver and as a CID investigator. He was also a keen runner and cyclist making his diagnosis with MND particularly cruel.

"Our thoughts at this sad time are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. Rest in peace, Matt."