PC Richard Williams dies after collapsing on a skiing holiday

Related Stories

Tributes have been paid to a police officer who has died on a skiing holiday with colleagues in France.

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

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 is believed to have died in the ski resort of Val d'Isere in south-east France.

He had been with the force for 10 years and was a response officer working in Wolverhampton.

BBC Local Live

BBC Local Live
'Very saddened'

Ch Insp 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."

West Midlands Police Federation chairman Ian Edwards said they were "all very saddened" to hear that PC Williams had died.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said they are providing consular assistance "at this difficult time for the family".

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country

Weather

Birmingham

25 °C 15 °C

Features

  • VigoroAnyone for Vigoro?

    The bizarre Edwardian attempt to merge tennis and cricket


  • ScissorsTwo more years

    How the UK's life expectancy changes without Scotland


  • Payton McKinnonLeft behind

    Why do so many children die in hot cars?


  • Dr Mahinder Watsa Dr Sex

    The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit


  • White Rhino, KenyaSky rangers

    How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching in Africa


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.