British police officer arrested for drink-driving in Cyprus after motorcyclist dies in accident

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

The crash scene on the Kyrenia-Tatris Highway on Thursday, September 2

Bülent Guzelkeskin

Bülent Guzelkeskin

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.

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