The chairman of the national Police Federation Paul McKeever died from a suspected embolism, the organisation has said:
I am terribly saddened to announce that Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, died last night.
He was admitted to hospital a few days ago and sadly collapsed with a suspected embolism.
We await further details, however my deepest sympathy and that of the entire Police Federation, is with his wife and family at this time.
He was a truly outstanding Chairman, and most importantly a truly outstanding police officer and man.
A true gentleman, his leadership and reputation will be remembered highly by all those who knew him.