St Albans police officer killed in skiing fall in the French Alps

A ST ALBANS police officer was killed in a fall at a French ski resort over the weekend. Michael Probert, aged 43, who served with the Metropolitan Police for more than 20 years, was skiing with family and friends at the resort of Alpe d Huez when he is b

A ST ALBANS police officer was killed in a fall at a French ski resort over the weekend.

Michael Probert, aged 43, who served with the Metropolitan Police for more than 20 years, was skiing with family and friends at the resort of Alpe d'Huez when he is believed to have careered off-piste and plunged into a ravine.

Police Borough Commander Richard Walton said: "I regret to have to announce that Pc Mick Probert tragically died in a skiing accident yesterday (Sunday) in France. He had been skiing with his wife and friends.

"Pc Probert has worked in Harrow since 1997 and joined the Met in 1987. We will give whatever support we can to his family at this difficult time."


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An air ambulance went to the scene of the accident but paramedics were unable to save his life.

He had suffered heart failure and injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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His wife Emma, also a serving police officer, is believed to have witnessed the tragedy.

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