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Family’s touching tribute to police officer who died suddenly on holiday

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PC Shazad Saddique is being honoured with a charity hike on Saturday (Picture: Javed Saddique)
PC Shazad Saddique is being honoured with a charity hike on Saturday (Picture: Javed Saddique)

The household of a police officer who cherished the outside have completed organising a charity he had goals of beginning earlier than his sudden loss of life.

Father-of-three Shazad Saddique, 38, was on holiday along with his son on the Isle of Skye in Scotland when he died suddenly on July 19.

Tributes poured in from world wide for the ‘hidden gem’, who left behind three kids and a pregnant spouse.

His brother Javed says Shazad’s inspiring legacy will stay on within the Great Escapes Trust – a trekking charity the household have arrange to honour his reminiscence.

Javed informed Metro.co.uk: ‘My brother’s passing touched hearts far and huge and we’ve got acquired messages of condolences internationally.

‘He was a really religious man and he cherished to join with nature by going operating or on treks.

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‘He impressed a number of individuals within the Asian neighborhood to take up trekking and had deliberate varied journeys underneath a belief he was organising referred to as Great Escapes Trust (GET).

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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Shazad cherished the outside and ran a marathon in Palestine twice (Picture: Javed Saddique)
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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
He went on treks along with his household and inspired others to do the identical (Picture: Javed Saddique)

‘Me and some of his pals determined to get this belief off the bottom so he may nonetheless obtain what he all the time needed to do even in his absence.

‘It’s been arduous to cope after my brother’s passing. I do know he can be over the moon and is smiling down at us.’

Shazad’s funeral introduced his hometown Oldham to a standstill as tons of of individuals lined the streets to pay their respects to the officer.

At the service he was described by colleagues as a ‘role model to British Muslims’ and a ‘devoted’ father and husband.

Before his loss of life he labored for Greater Manchester Police and was closely concerned in reaching out to the neighborhood and youths to get individuals outside.

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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Shazad’s funeral introduced his hometown Oldham to a standstill (Picture: Javed Saddique)
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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Before his loss of life he labored for Greater Manchester Police and was concerned in neighborhood outreach (Picture: Javed Saddique)
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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Tributes for the PC flooded in from world wide after his loss of life (Picture: Javed Saddique)

He died on a ‘spiritual retreat’  visiting the Fairy Pools waterfalls along with his 13-year-old son, however Police Scotland mentioned there have been no suspicious circumstances.

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Javed mentioned: ‘He was a hidden gem, a real inspiration and a task mannequin particularly within the Asian neighborhood and past.

‘He used to take his children tenting and trekking, and the explanation he arrange GET was to get extra individuals to be lively.

‘Now he can still achieve that. It’s stunning.’

The first hike in reminiscence of Shazad can be a 9 mile trek up Snowdonia, going down tomorrow.

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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Javed Saddique has organised a charity hike in Shazad’s reminiscence (Picture: Javed Saddique)
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Javed Saddique (L), has set up the charity his brother was mid way through starting (Picture: Javed Saddique)
Javed (L), has arrange the charity his brother was mid manner by beginning and hopes to organise extra journeys (Picture: Javed Saddique)
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Shazad Saddique cherished the outside and needed to share his ardour with others (Picture: Javed Saddique)

It comes just some weeks after the PC’s spouse, Tasbia, gave delivery to child girl Zahra Shazad, who was named after her father.

Almost 60 individuals can be participating within the trek – from strangers to  Shazad’s younger kids.

Javed mentioned the response to his brother’s passing has given some consolation to the grieving household who are nonetheless coming to phrases with Shazad’s sudden loss of life.

Javed mentioned: ‘I put a leaflet out and so many individuals mentioned they need to get entangled even on every week or two discover

‘Its a mix of friends, family and people who didn’t even know him.

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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Shazad’s sons Ismaeel, 15 (L) and Eesah, 1,three are getting concerned within the trek to assist them deal with their grief (Picture: Javed Saddique)
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Javed Saddique, Brother of PC Shazad Saddique who died on holiday with son organises charity hike in his memory Provider: Javed Saddique
Shazad having fun with the outside along with his brothers Sijad, Akmal and Javed (left to proper)
(Picture: Javed Saddique)

‘I discover it fairly chilling and galvanizing eager about to how a lot he has influenced individuals to take up what he was formidable about.

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‘It offers me goosebumps, it helps us cope by the grief.

‘We didn’t anticipate his loss of life however it’s a consolation realizing what number of lives he touched.

‘There are a lot of people locally who still contact the family to discuss their heart felt sorrow and see how we are coping.’

Tomorrow’s trek is hoped to be the primary of many and the household are working on creating a fundraising web page to go along with GET.

The funds can be used to present help for the homeless, waterwells in disadvantaged areas and medical tools in hospitals.

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