Police forced to watch dad, 39, drown after inspector ordered officers not to rescue him from river

Police forced to watch dad, 39, drown after inspector \ordered officers not to rescue him\ from river

Police forced to watch dad, 39, drown after inspector ordered officers not to rescue him from river

Officers listened to the screams and shouts of John Byrne as his van sank into the River Thames in Shepperton, Surrey

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Inspector Cross agreed and the inquest heard that it was not until 9.36pm that air bubbles could still be seen rising to the surface of the water from the 39-year-olds sinking van and divers entered the water for the first time to confirm that he was dead. 



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