LOCAL NEWS: Chief Constable speaks on speculation around Dorset Police Officer death


Following the news that a Dorset Police Officer had died at home whilst in self-isolation on 30 March 2020, Chief Constable James Vaughan has released a statement.

The Constable confirmed the very sad death of a serving officer at his home in Bournemouth.

He said: “He was 56-years-old and had been unwell since Christmas with a chest infection. He had been off sick since Thursday 19 March and went into self-isolation following COVID-19 guidance from the NHS after displaying symptoms.

“It is not yet confirmed if the death is COVID-19 related and I would strongly emphasis that it is too early to speculate on the circumstances surrounding his death.

“We are all deeply saddened by the death. This is a huge loss to the police family and my thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s family, friends and close friends, many of whom are Dorset Police colleagues. I have relayed to them my deepest condolences.

“I would ask you to please respect their privacy at this very sad time.”


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