Coronavirus: Leicestershire Police detective Steve Ford, 58, dies at hospital

Coronavirus Update Police Hour

A Leicestershire Police detective Steve Ford aged 58 has sadly died after he passed away at hospital.

It is believed he had coronavirus. Detective Constable Steve Ford died at the Leicester General Hospital just a few days after he was admitted.

It is not yet clear if Steve died from Coronavirus as his force added it was “not known yet” if Steve died as a result of Coronavirus.

Steve was based at Wigston where he worked within the Modern Slavery Investigation Team

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “This is extremely sad and tragic news for Leicestershire Police and the policing family and our thoughts and condolences are with Steve’s family and friends at this devastating time.

“Steve was a talented officer who lived by the values we hold so tightly in this force.

“It is a loss and a shock to us all. We are in touch with Steve’s family to provide any support we can at this impossible time.

“Welfare and support is also being provided to Steve’s colleagues within the force. We will continue to honour Steve through our determination and service to protect others from harm.”