January 24, 2021

Coronavirus: British Transport Police officer, 53, dies

A detective with British Transport Police (BTP) has died with coronavirus, the force has said.

Det Con John Coker, 53, who was based at Euston’s criminal investigations department, leaves behind a wife and three children.

He was “charismatic, kind and thoughtful” and “much loved and respected by all those he worked with”, Chief Constable Paul Crowther said.

So far, more than 14,600 people with coronavirus have died in the UK.

In a statement, Mr Crowther said his thoughts were with Det Con Coker’s family and colleagues.

He added: “John has been part of the BTP family for over a decade… he will be greatly missed by all in the force.”

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