Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Part-Time Cop Daniel Is the Top Special

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Part-Time Cop Daniel Is the Top Special

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POLISH part-time policeman Daniel Kempf has been named County Durham's special constable of the year. Special Constable Kempf liaised with Polish police to help detectives back in Durham investigating the death of dairy worker Danuta Domagalska.

Her body was found in a shallow grave at New Moor Farm, in Walworth Gate, near Darlington, in August, days after her brother Piotr's body was found hanging from a tree near the farm.

Police believe Mr Lawniczak strangled his sister on August 6 after an argument about money.

Special Constable Kempf, who was on holiday in Poland at the time, immediately offered to return. However, he remained in Poland and worked with the Polish police.

The 30-year-old taxi driver, who lives in Darlington with his wife and daughter, said: "As soon as I heard I sent an email that I could come home straight away. I wanted to be able to help the family."

The Durham Special Constabulary annual awards were held at the Rainton Meadows Arena, in Houghton-le-Spring. …

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