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Tributes paid to Lincolnshire special constable Scott Bennett

By Barnaby_B  |  Posted: November 30, 2012

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Tributes have been paid to Scott Bennett, a special constable with Lincolnshire Police, who died in a road accident on the A46 near Welton.

His family, partner and friends have described him as a loving, dependable and supporting man who lived his life to the full.

His family say he will be missed by a huge amount of people and remembered as someone who could always be relied on for help and support.

The 24-year-old was born in Grimsby and went to Welholme Infants School, before going on to Tollbar Business Enterprise College and Grimsby College, where he studied 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. He was still studying, while working part-time at Asda, at the time of his death. It was his long-term ambition to become a police officer.

Mr Bennett leaves behind his parents Dawn and Stephen, his 26-year-old brother Shane, and his girlfriend Jenny Inkson, 22.

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."

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

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."

Mr Bennett died on Saturday, November 3 – a year to the day after he became a special constable with Lincolnshire Police.

He had a full police funeral on Friday, 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."

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