AS the inquest to PC Bramma came to an end tributes were paid by his family and police force.

His parents, Brian and Angie, joined his widow Kathryn, to make a joint statement.

“Andrew has always been a source of pride to the family, a loving husband, father and a cherished son and brother,” they said.

“While we are still having difficulty coming to terms with our lives without Andrew, the overwhelming support we have received has provided a great deal of comfort to us all.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kindness and care. It has helped us gain the strength to get us through these past four months.”

North Yorkshire’s temporary chief constable, Tim Madgwick, said the outpouring of support from colleagues in his own force and PC Branmna’s previous force, Greater Manchester, had been a comfort for all.

“His wife, Kathryn, has shown remarkable courage and has stayed strong for their two young sons, Jack and Sam,” he said.

“She has my full admiration and support as she begins to move forward from this terrible period in their lives.

“As for Andrew himself, he will forever be remembered as a great family man and trusted friend and colleague to many. He was also as a very fine police officer.”

*A fund set up by the Police Federation for PC Bramma’s children remains open. Donations can be made to Unity Trust Bank, sort code 08 60 01, account number 20303088, account name ‘NYPF Jack and Sam Fund’, or by cheque payable to the fund and posted to North Yorkshire Police HQ, Newby Wiske, Northallerton, DL7 9HA.