Off-duty firefighter killed in Essex

AN OFF duty firefighter died after a collision in Essex today.

AN OFF duty firefighter died after a collision in Essex today.

Stephen Capp, 39, stationed at White Watch Hadleigh in south Essex, died after a collision between a car and a motorcycle in London Road, Hadleigh, at 9.02am.

Two crews attended the scene but no action was taken as no-one was trapped.

A statement from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “It is with deep regret we confirm the death of Firefighter Stephen Capp, 39.

“Steve was involved in a serious road traffic collision. He was transferred to Southend Hospital but sadly died from his injuries.”

Chief fire officer David Johnson said: “The thoughts of the entire Service are with the family of Firefighter Capp. We will offer them all the support and help they need.

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“The fire service is an extended family and we have all been shocked and saddened by this news, particularly his colleagues at Hadleigh Fire Station.”

Steve was a father of five and lived in Yately, Hampshire and had served with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for two years.

He was also a retained firefighter with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.