A DROITWICH police who died in a Kidderminster crash five years ago has been remembered by his colleagues.

PC Anthony Wright died on August 9, 2011, when the motorbike he was riding was involved with a head-on smash with a car in Wolverley Road at around 6pm.

PC Wright, who lived in Droitwich, had worked for West Mercia Police for 22 years.

The 47-year-old father-of-one was originally from Hereford and was based at West Mercia's headquarters at Hindlip Hall, near Worcester. Before joining the police force, Anthony was in the army.

On the fifth anniversary of his death, the West Mercia Police Federation twitter account paid tribute to him.

The tweet read: "Remembering PC Anthony Wright, of West Mercia Police, who died on duty on this day in 2011. #LestWeForget."

Anthony lived with his wife, Laura, and their two dogs, and they had been married for nearly four years. He had a grown up daughter from a previous relationship.

Shortly after his tragic death in 2011, Mrs Wright, who also worked for West Mercia Police at the time, said: "Tony enjoyed walking and the outdoor life.

"Last year he completed the Three Peaks Challenge with workmates and also the London to Paris cycle ride to raise money for research into juvenile diabetes."

During his police service PC Wright and a colleague were presented with a Sun newspaper bravery award for helping a depressed man who had set himself alight.

Chief Constable David Shaw added: "The loss of any colleague is always felt deeply in a close, tight-knit force like ours. That sense is even more acute when they die while doing their duty, protecting the public.

"My thoughts, and I am sure the thoughts of everyone in the force, are with Tony's wife Laura, his friends across the force and to all his family."