Marlow Rugby Club has paid tribute to the on-duty policeman who was fatally shot at the end of September.

Matiu ‘Matt’ Ratana, was shot and killed in Croydon on September 25 whilst carrying out a temperature check for coronavirus, on a man who was arrested for drug offences.

Following the shooting, Ratana was taken to hospital where he later died.

Ratana, who was a keen sports fan, was the head coach of East Grinstead RFC in West Sussex.

He was remembered by those at Marlow Rugby Club two days after his death.

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During the Marlow Mini and Youth matches on September 27, both sides took part in a minute silence to honour the New Zealand-born policeman.

In a joint statement, Bob March, Chairman of Marlow Rugby Club and Andy Poole, President of East Grinstead Rugby Club, said: “Our deepest and sincerest condolences go to Matt’s loved ones, family, friends, colleagues and to our community rugby family at this most terrible time."