Bradford marks 10th anniversary of slain policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky’s death

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Bradford will pause in silent reflection today to remember murdered policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky on the 10th anniversary of her death.

A memorial service for PC Beshenivsky is taking place in Norfolk Gardens in the city centre from 3.10pm.

Sharon Beshenivsky.

Sharon Beshenivsky.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Joanne Dodds, and West Yorkshire Police’s Bradford District Commander Chief Supt Simon Atkin will give short speeches.

A minute’s silence will then be observed at 3.25pm – the time of the call to the travel agents in Morley Street where PC Beshenivsky was shot and fatally wounded during a bungled robbery.

Flowers will be laid at PC Beshenivsky’s memorial as the service draws to a close. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Chief Supt Atkin said: “The memorial service for family, friends, colleagues and community members from across Bradford is to ensure that we can collectively come together to remember Police Constable 6410 Sharon Beshenivsky.

“Our thoughts are still with [widower] Paul and his family as we recall that fateful day 10 years ago when Sharon was killed in the line of duty.

“We come together as friends within the police family to reflect and support as we ensure that Sharon will not be forgotten.”