'Road Wars' traffic police officer killed in vehicle crash

Tributes poured in for James Dixon

Thames Valley Police Chief Constable Francis Habgood said: "My officers, staff and I were devastated to hear the very sad news about our colleague PC James Dixon, aged 39 and the 91-year-old woman who died as a result of a road collision yesterday (5/12)".

PC James Dixon was on his motorbike when he was involved in a collision on Bath Road, Wargrave, at around 1.50am on Tuesday morning.

Sadly, PC Dixon, who was based at Loddon Valley police station, and a 91-year-old passenger in the vehicle died following the crash, which took place at about 1.50pm.

PC James "Dixie" Dixon, who served with the police for 18 years, was one of two fatalities after his motorbike collided with a vehicle.

PC Dixon was known for his part in Sky One's Road Wars, which followed officers from Thames Valley in their work around the region.

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"Growing up I was a big fan of PC James "Dixie" Dixon and his @tvprp colleagues as they featured in #RoadWars", one wrote. Our thoughts are with both families. Thoughts go out to his family friends and all at TVP.

Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to PC Dixon and the elderly woman during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.

The driver of the auto, a woman, was injured and taken to hospital but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening. "Next of kin have been informed". Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening, police said.

Thames Valley Police officers remain on the scene.

IPCC associate commissioner Guido Liguori said: "We have been notified by Thames Valley Police of a collision on the A4 near Reading, in which, tragically, a 91-year-old woman and a police officer have died".