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PC Richard Williams dies after collapsing on a skiing holiday

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.

'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".

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