Christopher Hart



12 January 2008






Police Constable



Greater Manchester Police



Road Traffic Collision (RTC)

Duty Status


On Duty

Roll of Honour Citation

Killed in a collision, whilst responding to an emergency incident when the police van he was driving was in collision with a car.

Police Constable Hart was responding to an emergency call just before midnight. The police van he was driving was in collision with a VW Polo car at the junction of Alan Turing Way, Ashton Old Road and Pottery Lane in Openshaw, Manchester. A colleague travelling with PC Hart received minor injuries as did three people in the car.


Chief Superintendent Jon Rush said: “Chris had been brought up within the Bury area, he has a six year old son and was a devoted father. He joined the force just over four years ago, since then he had developed into a highly professional and motivated officer.


“This was a tragic incident that has claimed the life of a dedicated service officer and a well loved father.


”He was serving the community when he died, it was a job he loved and he was well known and respected for the enthusiastic and passionate way he policed the community.”


Christopher had just over four years service and was a response officer based at Bury. He is survived by his six year old son and his parents. He was born and brought up in Bury, PC Hart was a keen angler and had worked in the butchery trade and local shops before joining the force.