British police officer arrested for drink-driving in Cyprus after motorcyclist dies in accident
- Detective Christopher Browning was arrested in the early hours of September 2
- 58-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash at intersection with highway
- Browning’s passport was confiscated, he’s in custody for a month
- Investigations are underway, South Wales police said they are aware of arrest
A British police officer has been arrested for drink-driving in Cyprus after a motorcyclist was killed in an accident.
Detective Christopher Browning, 60, was arrested in the early hours of September 2 after being struck near Esentepe, a village in northern Cyprus.
A 58-year-old motorcyclist named Bülent Güzelkeskin was killed when Browning merged onto the Kyrenia-Tatris Highway.
Detective Christopher Browning, 60, (pictured outside the court) was arrested in the early hours of Sept. 2 after being struck 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 Bülent Güzelkeskin (left and right) was killed in the crash
Browning’s passport has been seized and he has been detained for up to a month while police continue their investigation.
The Neath, Wales police officer was reportedly driving a saloon car in the accident.
A judge in Famagusta ordered Browning to be taken into custody because the Briton has no permanent address in the country because he was visiting as a tourist.
South Wales Police confirmed they were aware of the arrest of one of its employees on the island.
“We can’t say more at the moment,” said a spokesperson.