• Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Police officer dies while on holiday with teenage son

PC Shazad Saddique

By: Keerthi Mohan

A GREATER Manchester Police officer passed away on Friday (19) while on a holiday in Scotland with his teenage son.

PC Shazad Saddique and his 13-year-old son were visiting the Fairy Pools, a popular tourist attraction, when the tragedy happened.

Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances.

According to the 38-year-old’s family, the father-of-three was on a “spiritual retreat” at the time.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “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.”

Outside work, Saddique enjoyed hiking and trekking and was involved in outreach work with young people in the local community.

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

Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, GMP’s Territorial Commander for Tameside, said: “Although Shazad was only with us for a short amount of time, it is clear to see the significant impact he had, not only on the public, but also on his colleagues.

“I spent some time with his close colleagues this morning and listened to all the lovely words they had to say about him, and the stories they had to tell.

“I think one of the main things which stood out to me, were just how much of an outstanding individual and role model he was.”

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