British police officer dies on France ski break
Wednesday 23 January 2013
A police officer has died on a skiing holiday with colleagues in France.
Richard Williams, 32, died on Tuesday afternoon after collapsing, West Midlands Police confirmed.
A police spokesman said he was a constable with the force and paid tribute to a "much-loved son, brother and cherished colleague".
Pc Williams - known as Rich to friends and colleagues - was a response officer working with the local policing unit in Wolverhampton.
Chief Inspector Darren Walsh, of Wolverhampton Police, said: "Rich was a much-loved son, brother and a cherished colleague who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Rich's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time."
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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