Tributes paid to PC Sharon Beshenivsky on anniversary of death while on duty in Bradford

Tributes have been paid to a West Yorkshire police officer who was killed while on duty 13 years ago today.

PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot and fatally wounded during a bungled robbery

Police were called at 3.25pm to the travel agents in Morley Street in Bradford where PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot and fatally wounded during a bungled robbery on November 18 2005 at the age of 38.

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Since then, six men have been jailed in connection with her murder.

West Yorkshire Police Federation chairman Brian Booth laid a wreath in remembrance at her memorial, which was unveiled in 2009 by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.West Yorkshire Police Federation wrote in a tweet: "Remembering PC Sharon Beshenivsky, of West Yorkshire Police. Murdered on duty on this day in 2005. #LestWeForget"

Connor Gurney said in a tweet: "13 years on, we today remember the sacrifice of PC Sharon Beshenivsky who was brutally murdered in a hail of gunfire in Bradford. She gave her life so that members of the public may live, and we must never forget that."

John Sutherland wrote: "Today, I am remembering PC Sharon Beshenivsky, who was gunned down in the street thirteen years ago today... Rest peacefully brave one."