The bomb detection truck they named after teenager Connor

A COMPANY from Ross-on-Wye that manages explosives all over the world have named a new truck after a teenager who died in 2017. Oxford teenager Connor Sparrowhawk tragically died at Slade House in the city on July 4, 2013, after having an epileptic fit while left unsupervised in the bath. SafeLane Global is a company based in Ross-on-Wye that clears unexploded remnants of war all over the world, including in the UK.

They recently invested in a new unexploded ordnance intrusive survey truck for our UK land operations and looked for a name. Connor’s name was put forward, and as soon as Connor’s passion for trucks and heavy haulage was known, it was an easy decision for the company. Connor’s family, including his mother Dr Sara Ryan and brother Tom were at the official naming ceremony on Thursday (June 11).

A spokesperson for SafeLane Global said: “Connor’s truck will travel the length and breadth of the UK undertaking intrusive surveys and looking for unexploded bombs.

“His name will be seen and always remembered and his family will know that as part of Connor’s far reaching positive legacy, he is helping to make construction sites across Britain safe from bombs.”

SafeLane Global manages explosive threats globally, from clearing the mine fields of the Falklands to working in support of humanitarian partners in countries including Yemen and Syria.

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