TRIBUTES have poured in for a Cheshire Police detective after his death from an illness.

It was announced today that DS Mike Beamish, a serving officer in Cheshire, has died.

Sharing the news on social media, a Cheshire Police spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of DS Mike Beamish, a serving officer here in Cheshire who has passed away following an illness.

"Our thoughts are with his wife, daughters and son, friends and colleagues."

On the police post, members of the public paid tribute to DS Beamish, thanking him for his amazing service to the county.

Messages of support for his family were also shared on the post.

Friends and colleagues described DS Beamish as a 'top bloke' and a 'pleasure to work with'.