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Arrested police officer found dead

A police officer who had been arrested has been found dead in woods. West Yorkshire Police say the 33 year old, who is reported to be a father of two, was found in woodland in Lofthouse on Thursday lunchtime. He had been arrested the day before "in relation to alleged criminal offences".

The force said there were no suspicious circumstances and an inquest would open soon. A force spokeswoman said the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and added that "The force extends its sincere sympathy to the family".

I have every confidence in West Yorkshire Police to carry out the investigation and conclude this matter properly in line with the view of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. I would like to extend my condolences to the family of this officer.

– Police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson