Police officer and woman killed in Christmas Day crash are named

Two people who died following a crash on Christmas Day have been named as Pc Dave Fields and Lorraine Stephenson, South Yorkshire Police said.

The force said the crash happened at 8.15pm as Pc Fields was travelling on the A57 in Sheffield.

He had been responding to another incident when his BMW 3 Series collided with a silver Citroen C3 heading the opposite way, in which Mrs Stephenson had been a passenger.

In a statement the family of 45-year-old Pc Fields said they have been left "heartbroken" by his death.

"Dave was a loving husband and dad of two, who was a dedicated officer committed to his job," the statement added.

Both Pc Fields and Mrs Stephenson, 61, suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead shortly after the collision.

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