Police shock over officer's suicide

A promising young police officer, tipped by colleagues to reach the top of his profession, has committed suicide. Fellow officers discovered the body of Detective Chief Inspector David Bass, 33, at his East London home on Sunday evening.

Det Ch Insp Bass, who was based at Limehouse Police Station was due to be promoted to Superintendant, making him one of the youngest in Britain to hold that rank.

A colleague said: "David was a very impressive young man who'd probably have ended up as the youngest chief constable in the country. Everyone is very upset."