Search

Teens chased by detective who died during pursuit charged with theft

12:55 07 November 2012

DC Adele Cashman died while chasing suspects

DC Adele Cashman died while chasing suspects

Archant

Two teenagers who were chased by a female detective who died during the pursuit have been charged with theft.

The boys, both 17, are due to appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court next Wednesday accused of snatching a mobile phone from a 59-year-old woman in Haverstock Hill, north London.

They allegedly grabbed the handset on Monday and ran off, and officers nearby joined the victim in chasing them.

Among those involved in the chase was Detective Constable Adele Cashman, who collapsed in Belsize Park Gardens during the pursuit. The 30-year-old was taken to the Royal Free Hospital but later died.

Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, paid tribute yesterday to her bravery.

He said: “It’s a terrible tragedy for Adele’s family, it’s a terrible tragedy for her colleagues.

“Adele was an eager officer, she was in a crime squad, she was out there chasing criminals, which is I’m sure the reason she joined.

“She was out there being brave, getting stuck in, and then this great tragedy has happened. It is a terrible loss to everybody who knew her.”

Det Con Cashman, who had just returned from holiday, was a response team officer based at Kentish Town police station.

She joined the force in 2006 and was stationed at Wandsworth Borough, where she worked as a police constable, and transferred to Camden in 2010 as a detective.

Acting borough commander for Camden Richard Tucker said: “Adele was a much-loved and wholly dedicated officer.

“We at Camden are completely devastated at her sudden passing and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this tragically sad time.”

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 13:24

A woman from Gospel Oak born with a hole in her heart is to run 10km to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Yesterday, 17:30

Euston station has been closed because of overcrowding and disruption caused by Storm Doris.

Yesterday, 16:00

Children dressed as Voldemort and characters from 1984 are planning to descend on East Finchley Library to stage a World Book Day protest against Barnet Council’s “ridiculous” and “dangerously unsafe” libraries policy.

Yesterday, 14:30

Council tax in Camden is set to rise by an extra 1 per cent – on top of the previously planned 3.99pc increase.

Yesterday, 10:47

Highgate Wood and Golders Hill Park will be closed today because of strong winds.

Yesterday, 10:01

In December, TfL snubbed popular opinion to change Archway’s bus system. Last week, this led to a sickening smash between a motorcyclist and bus. The Ham&High spoke to an enraged pub landlord who was first on the scene.

Yesterday, 07:01

A much-loved nursery is fighting the threat of closure after more than a decade of dedicated service in Archway.

Yesterday, 07:00

A 72-year-old cancer victim has accused his housing association landlords of “cruel and disgraceful” behaviour after being given an eviction notice – despite pleading to stay while he receives treatment.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now