Police officer who died while on duty named

A police officer who died while on duty in Angus has been named .

Roy Buggins, 51, fell ill while he was working in Montrose on Tuesday afternoon.

Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances in the death of the “highly valued and well-respected” constable.

An update from the force’s Tayside division on Twitter paid tribute to Mr Buggins, who had served with the force for 29 years.

The post read: “We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our officers while on duty yesterday.

“PC Roy Buggins, 51, had 29 years’ service as an officer and was a highly valued and well-respected member of the Montrose and Brechin Community Policing Team.”

Shortly after the death, Tayside divisional commander Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd said: “I can confirm a Police Scotland officer has this afternoon died while on duty in the Montrose area.

“The sympathies of everyone at Police Scotland are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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