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SA-born 'Robocop' hit by a car in UK

2011-11-29 10:28

Johannesburg - A South African-born policeman known as "Robocop" in the British area he now works in, is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car while cycling, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Constable Diederik Coetzee, 54, has been known as "Robocop" where he works in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, since 2005 after breaking a British record for the most arrests in a year.

Coetzee, who had also been a policeman in South Africa, was the victim of a hit and run while cycling last Friday.

Comments
  • John - 2011-11-29 10:35

    see, happens all over the world, speedy recovery to robocop

  • Hugh - 2011-11-29 10:40

    Heard about this guy, hope it turns out okay.

  • Patrick - 2011-11-29 10:58

    get well soon mate

  • Sharkshoot - 2011-11-29 11:19

    Gang hit.

  • Ampers - 2011-11-29 11:43

    I hope he survives, the UK needs p[policemen like him. He was arresting too many dope pushers around the local YMCA and the YMCA complained to the police that youths were not coming to the centre, so the powers that be grounded him and told him to stay away. It is not only the South African police who are stupid, the UK have more than their fair share, and a lot of them get promoted to Superintendent! :-( They are unable to appreciate a good thing when it bites them in the... ... leg.

  • felican - 2011-11-29 12:06

    Hope 'Robocop' makes it - and gets well soon.. We need more of you back here in South Africa for sure... The ones left are still the best....

  • Barefoot - 2011-11-29 14:11

    Might i please get an explanation as to why comment was deleted news24? while obviously racist statement are being left on the sections?

  • Gordon20 - 2011-11-29 14:15

    HE'LL BE BACK.......

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