PC Michael Warren passed away on Tuesday after testing positive earlier this week, Scotland Yard has said. PC Warren is believed to be the first serving Metropolitan Police officer to have died after being diagnosed with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

The 37-year-old joined the force 2005 and had been attached to the Met’s Territorial Support Group (TSG). Despite shielding because he was classed as vulnerable, Michael continued to help the service remotely. 

Chief Superintendent Karen Findlay described his death as “truly heart-breaking” in a statement from the Met Police. Ch Supt Finday said he “regularly went above and beyond to support his TSG colleagues” whilst shielding at home.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also paid tribute to the officer, saying his “heart goes out to the entire Met family who continue to work tirelessly on the frontline”.

PC Warren leaves behind his parents Pauline and Alan, his partner Vicky, and his young two children.