British policeman is arrested for drink-driving in Cyprus after motorcyclist is killed in a crash
- Detective Christopher Browning was arrested in the early hours of September 2
- A 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed in the smash at junction with motorway
- Browning’s passport was confiscated, he is remanded in custody for a month
- Investigations are ongoing, South Wales Police said they are aware of arrest
A British policeman has been arrested for drink-driving in Cyprus after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash.
Detective Christopher Browning, 60, was arrested in the early hours of September 2 after the collision near Esentepe, a village in northern Cyprus.
A 58-year-old motorcyclist named as Bülent Güzelkeskin was killed in the smash when Browning was merging onto the Kyrenia-Tatris Highway.
Detective Christopher Browning, 60, (pictured outside court) was arrested in the early hours of September 2 after the collision near Esentepe, a village in northern Cyprus
The crash scene on the Kyrenia-Tatris Highway on Thursday, September 2
A 58-year-old motorcyclist named as Bülent Güzelkeskin (left and right) was killed in the smash
Browning’s passport has been confiscated and he has been remanded in custody for up to a month while police continue their investigation.
The policeman, of Neath, Wales, was allegedly driving a saloon car in the accident.
A judge in Famagusta ordered that Browning be remanded in custody because the Briton does not have a permanent address in the country as he was visiting as a tourist.
South Wales Police confirmed it was aware one of its staff had been arrested on the island.
‘We can’t say any more at this stage,’ a spokesman said.