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Peter Lawson, a “highly respected and admired” police officer, has died at his house aged 50.

The Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary, Lawson took a excessive profile function throughout the seek for Nicola Bulley earlier this yr. He was described as an “outstanding officer who served the communities of Lancashire with pride”.

The pressure says he died at house on Sunday. His demise is believed to be “medical-related” with a file now set to be referred to the coroner.

The “admired” police officer began his profession in Preston. He then served throughout Lancashire in quite a lot of uniformed roles.

Mr Lawson was concerned within the policing of many high-profile occasions and incidents throughout his profession, from sporting events to protests and huge civic and safety occasions. He appeared at press conferences throughout the seek for Ms Bulley, who disappeared after dropping her two daughters at college in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, earlier this yr.

Her physique was discovered within the River Wyre on February 19, a few mile from the place she vanished whereas strolling her canine in St Michael’s on Wyre, on January 27. The pressure was criticised over its dealing with of the investigation and the disclosure of Ms Bulley’s private data.

Mr Lawson additionally gave proof to the Manchester Arena terror assault inquiry.

Lancashire’s Chief Constable Chris Rowley mentioned: “This is incredibly sad and tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Pete’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Pete’s death will come as a shock to the entire force and the wider police family across the country. He was an outstanding officer who served the communities of Lancashire with pride.

“He was also highly respected and admired by all who knew him and worked with him. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and we will support them as much as we can.

“We will offer support to all our staff and those who worked with Pete, as we mourn his loss.”