Police officer dies while "on duty", chief confirms

Police chiefs have confirmed a serving officer died on duty today.

The officer died in the Montrose area.

Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd, Tayside Divisional Commander, said: "I can confirm a Police Scotland officer has this afternoon died while on duty in the Montrose area.

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"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."