Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Police officer dies on ski holiday with colleagues

A British police officer has died whilst on a skiing holiday with colleagues in Val d'Isere, France.

Richard Williams, 32, died on Tuesday after collapsing, West Midlands Police confirmed.

PC Williams was a response officer working with the local policing unit in Wolverhampton.

Chief Inspector Darren Walsh, of Wolverhampton Police, told the Daily Mail: "Rich was a much-loved son, brother and a cherished colleague who will be sadly missed by his family and friends."

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We have been informed of the death of a British national in France and consular staff are following up."

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