Manchester police officer suddenly passes away on holiday, leaving behind pregnant wife
By Barfi Culture Team
22nd July 2019

A Greater Manchester Police officer has suddenly and unexpectedly died while holidaying in Scotland, his family announced over the weekend.

38-year-old Shazad Saddique was visiting the Fairy Pools, a popular tourist attraction on the Isle of Skye, with his 13-year-old son during the tragic incident.

Police Scotland said they don't believe he died in suspicious circumstances.

His wife is currently pregnant with their fourth child.

His family said in a public statement: "Shaz was the most selfless person you could ever hope to meet; he always put other people first and wanted to make every new experience a fun one."

"His final trip to the Isle of Skye was sincerely to gather a group and collectively praise Allah, as a spiritual retreat. He achieved so much and we were always so proud of him. He completed marathons all over the world and did hiking challenges throughout the UK, all in the name of raising money for charity."

“He loved his family more than anything; he was a supporting figure and a role model for his siblings. He was the best dad, and his wife and kids were his absolute world."

PC Saddique joined GMP 12 months ago and was a student officer based on the Tameside District.

GMP said he enjoyed serving his local community and formed close relationships with many of his colleagues, who have described him as an outstanding individual and role model.

Outside of work, Shazad enjoyed hiking and trekking, and was heavily involved in outreach work with youths in the local community, which focused on enabling youngsters to experience outdoor activities in the countryside.

Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, GMP’s Territorial Commander for Tameside, said: "Today is a very sad day for Greater Manchester Police.

“We received the update from Police Scotland last night and have since been working to provide support for PC Saddique’s family and close colleagues at this incredibly difficult time.

“I met with his family earlier today and they are understandably devastated by their loss. My thoughts and condolences are with them, and we will continue to do all that we can to support them."

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