Update – Inspector Darren Hopkins, TAS

Inspector Darren Hopkins of Northern District remains in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital Intensive Care Unit after being involved in a light plane crash near Hagley yesterday, Tasmania Police say.

“I’m pleased to report that Darren has shown positive signs of improvement overnight.” Commander Brett Smith said.

“His medical team is focused on his ongoing recovery, which is expected to take some time.

Our thoughts are with Darren, his family and loved ones, and of course those people who work alongside him at this difficult time.

We are continuing to be in close contact with and provide strong support to Darren’s family and loved ones. We’re also planning for his longer term recovery.”

Anyone with information who may have seen the aircraft near Hagley just before the crash should call Launceston Police on 131444.

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