17th Oct 2017

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John Alcock dies 14 years after crash leaves him in vegetative state

TRIBUTES have been paid to a police officer who has died 14 years after a car crash put him in a persistent vegetative state. John Alcock, 54, was employed on royal protection duties when he was involved in a collision in August 2003 while he was a passenger in a marked police car. He was left in a persistent vegetative state following the collision as he travelled to Ballater police station.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/15599748.Policeman_dies_14_years_after_crash_leaves_him_in_vegetative_state/

Officer dies after 14-year coma

An officer left in a coma for 14 years after being involved in a collision while on duty has died. Police Constable John Alcock, 54, was on royal protection duties near Balmoral in 2003 when the marked police car he was a passenger in was struck by another vehicle.
The Grampian Police officer sustained severe brain injuries in the incident and has required intensive medical care ever since. He passed away on October 7 after suffering from a chest infection.

http://www.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=30613

Scottish police send ‘Hogwarts Express’ to rescue stranded family

Jon and Helen Cluett were stranded with their four children, ages 6, 8, 10 and 12. The family of six was spending a vacation camping in the Scottish Highlands. But on Friday, Jon Cluett woke up and walked out of his hut on Loch Eilt to find that their 16-foot red canoe had disappeared, probably washed away by the river, the Associated Press reported. “The entire area was underwater. The rocks I’d tied the boat to were pulled apart and the boat was gone,” Cluett, a pastor from Stirling — 120 miles away — told the BBC. The hike back to the family’s car was three miles, too far to walk for the young children, particularly since the ground was so marshy. Train tracks ran through the area, but walking along them seemed too dangerous.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/10/16/scottish-police-sends-hogwarts-express-to-rescue-stranded-family/?utm_term=.bc18c80b717e

Policeman dies 14 years after car smash left him in persistent vegetative state

Tributes have been paid to a police officer who has died 14 years after a car crash put him in a persistent vegetative state. John Alcock, 54, was employed on royal protection duties when he was involved in a collision in August 2003 while he was a passenger in a marked police car. He was left in a persistent vegetative state following the collision as he travelled to Ballater police station. In reports by BBC Scotland on Monday, his partner Donna Alcock, who cared for him at home in Aberdeenshire, described him as a “wonderful family man”. She said: “Sadly we only had three-and-a-half years together before the crash.”

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/policeman-dies-14-years-after-11351812

Police officer John Alcock dies 14 years after crash

A police officer who was left in a persistent vegetative state and required constant care after a crash 14 years ago has died. John Alcock, 54, had been involved in royal protection duties. He was a passenger in a marked police car travelling to Ballater police station in August 2003 when it was involved in a collision. His partner Donna Alcock, who looked after him at home, said he was a “wonderful family man”. Ms Alcock, who had been his fiancee and later took his name, said: “Sadly we only had three-and-a-half years together before the crash.”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41637450

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