‘Much loved’ police officer died suddenly after taking ill

Tributes have been paid to 25-year-old Natalie Faulds following her death at the weekend.

‘Much loved’ police officer died suddenly after taking ill
Tributes: PC Natalie Faulds was a 'much loved' member of her team.

Tributes have been paid to a young police officer who died suddenly after taking unwell at the weekend.

PC Natalie Faulds, 25, took ill in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, on Saturday.

She was transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where she later died.

Calum Steele, general secretary of the Police Federation, said: “The sad and untimely death of Natalie will be keenly felt by her family, colleagues, and friends.

“She was a much loved member of her policing team and as a police family we are all the poorer for her passing.

“We extend our deepest condolences to her loved ones at this time.”

The Glasgow constable’s death is currently being treated as “unexplained”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Saturday, January 4, officers attended an address in Marshall Street, Wishaw, following a report that a 25-year-old woman had previously taken unwell.

“She later died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be submitted to Procurator Fiscal.

“We can confirm she was a serving police officer and our thoughts are with her friends and family at this time.”