Tributes for Lincolnshire Special Constable who died in car crash

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Lincolnshire Police and family paid tribute to an officer who died in a road traffic collision on the A46 at Welton on November 3, a year after he became a Special Constable.

Scott Bennett (24) is remembered by his family, partner and friends as a loving, dependable and supporting man who lived his life to the full.

His family say he was someone who could always be relied on for help and support.

Bennett had a full police funeral on November 9.

Special Chief Officer Stephen Woodcock said: “We have tragically lost a valued member of our policing family in Lincolnshire.

“Although Scott had only served for one year he showed commitment to his role, and indeed had been commended by me in August for good work.”

Bennett was born in Grimsby and went to Welholme Infants School, before going to Tollbar Business Enterprise College and Grimsby College, studying PE, Business Studies and Travel.

He also completed a B-Tech in Uniformed Public Services and went on to start a Criminology degree with the University of Lincoln.

In his spare time he was a cage fighter, who went to Fight Ministry in Grimsby. He also had an interest in taekwondo, jujitsu and kick boxing.

He was still studying at the time of his death. It was his long-term ambition to become a police officer.

He leaves behind his mother, Dawn Bennett, a 45-year-old mortgage broker, his father, 50-year-old food production co-ordinator Stephen Bennett, his brother Shane Bennett (26) and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jenny Inkson.

Mrs Bennett said: “He was such an unassuming young man with a charitable nature – he helped so many people, not for the thanks, just because he cared.”

His girlfriend, Jenny, said: “Scott was known for his dry, sarcastic sense of humour and the fact that he just got on with his life and lived it to the full. He probably crammed more into 24-years than most people do in 80.”

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