UPDATE: Tributes paid to man found dead in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: UPDATE: Police investigate man's death in Weymouth UPDATE: Police investigate man's death in Weymouth

TRIBUTES have been paid to a young Weymouth man found dead earlier today.

Emergency Services rushed to the scene at Magnolia Close, Littlemoor, just after 9am this morning, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

The Echo has agreed not to name the man until all next of kin have been informed.

Neighbours spoke of their shock at the news, with Karn Standley, who lives opposite, describing him as a “brilliant lad”.

Mr Standley, 26, went to Wey Valley School and Sports College with his neighbour.

He said: “We don't know what really happened we just saw all the police and ambulances out here this morning just after 9am.

“Nothing like this has happened here before while I have been living here. “He was a brilliant lad, I have always got on with him brilliantly.”

Mr and Mrs Downton saw the police cars as they were preparing breakfast in their kitchen.

Mr Downton said: “We just saw one of the work vans move and then an ambulance came rushing round with its lights flashing and the paramedics ran into the house.

“We spoke to them a couple of times, they are a really nice family and it's such a shame.”

Mrs Downton added: “My heart goes out to them, it really does. As a mother myself it's your worst nightmare. All of our thoughts are with them.”

Michael Phillips, from Sequal Gardening was working in gardens nearby. Mr Phillips said: “I saw an ambulance, two police cars and some plain clothes officers. There were a lot of people hanging around outside the front of the house and people were saying that someone had died.

A spokesman for the police said: "At 9.30am this morning, Dorset Police received a report that sudden death had occurred at an address on Magnolia Close in Weymouth.

"Officers attended together with the ambulance service where sadly a man was found to have died at the scene.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious, the next of kin and coroner have been informed."

A spokesman for the South West Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.23am yesterday morning to Magnolia Close in Weymouth.

“One man, aged 25, was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics.”

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12:18pm Fri 30 May 14

JamesYoung says...

If police have ruled that the death is not suspicious, then they are not investigating. I'm not sure seeing photos of the emergency vehicles in the local paper will do anything to comfort the family involved. There is no story here, this is just page filling at somebody else's expense.
If police have ruled that the death is not suspicious, then they are not investigating. I'm not sure seeing photos of the emergency vehicles in the local paper will do anything to comfort the family involved. There is no story here, this is just page filling at somebody else's expense. JamesYoung
  • Score: 47

12:28pm Fri 30 May 14

dorchgirl85 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
If police have ruled that the death is not suspicious, then they are not investigating. I'm not sure seeing photos of the emergency vehicles in the local paper will do anything to comfort the family involved. There is no story here, this is just page filling at somebody else's expense.
ie sadly what the Echo seems to do best these days....
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: If police have ruled that the death is not suspicious, then they are not investigating. I'm not sure seeing photos of the emergency vehicles in the local paper will do anything to comfort the family involved. There is no story here, this is just page filling at somebody else's expense.[/p][/quote]ie sadly what the Echo seems to do best these days.... dorchgirl85
  • Score: 29

12:44pm Fri 30 May 14

elloello1980 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
If police have ruled that the death is not suspicious, then they are not investigating. I'm not sure seeing photos of the emergency vehicles in the local paper will do anything to comfort the family involved. There is no story here, this is just page filling at somebody else's expense.
maybe they ruled it as non suspicious after investigating?

either way, I'm sure the photo in this story is insignificant to a grieving family.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: If police have ruled that the death is not suspicious, then they are not investigating. I'm not sure seeing photos of the emergency vehicles in the local paper will do anything to comfort the family involved. There is no story here, this is just page filling at somebody else's expense.[/p][/quote]maybe they ruled it as non suspicious after investigating? either way, I'm sure the photo in this story is insignificant to a grieving family. elloello1980
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1:06pm Fri 30 May 14

dicedice says...

May be, but how many people would have seen the vehicles and wondered what had happened..... the echo did what its meant to do ........report
May be, but how many people would have seen the vehicles and wondered what had happened..... the echo did what its meant to do ........report dicedice
  • Score: 13

1:33pm Fri 30 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Who is "the spokesman" Surely the Echo know? Why don't they report who the spokesperson is.
Who is "the spokesman" Surely the Echo know? Why don't they report who the spokesperson is. MrTomSmith
  • Score: -8

7:25pm Sat 31 May 14

Crimbo says...

Someone died, they can't say who, they don't know how... How can filling all these column inches with quotes from people who probably barely knew him be classed as "reporting"? It's definitely not good journalism...
Someone died, they can't say who, they don't know how... How can filling all these column inches with quotes from people who probably barely knew him be classed as "reporting"? It's definitely not good journalism... Crimbo
  • Score: 3

4:50pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Anonofmagnolia says...

I was there, a part of all that took place. The Echo reporters were vultures, making a spectical of someones tragedy. As for my fellow residents of Magnolia Close, I am ashamed of all of them , for their previous petty quarrels, not even put aside for something as this and not showing any of the smallest amount of empathy to any of the family whatso ever. As for dramatizing the events of which they knew nothing of sickens me...
I now view my neighbours in a very bleak light.... I am disappointed, very

For the family involved, I am so heartfelt in stating my extreme sadness at your loss.... I am sorry
I was there, a part of all that took place. The Echo reporters were vultures, making a spectical of someones tragedy. As for my fellow residents of Magnolia Close, I am ashamed of all of them , for their previous petty quarrels, not even put aside for something as this and not showing any of the smallest amount of empathy to any of the family whatso ever. As for dramatizing the events of which they knew nothing of sickens me... I now view my neighbours in a very bleak light.... I am disappointed, very For the family involved, I am so heartfelt in stating my extreme sadness at your loss.... I am sorry Anonofmagnolia
  • Score: 18

1:57pm Mon 2 Jun 14

dizzy00 says...

My heart goes out to this poor family, he was a lovely lad and will be missed, but to anonofmagnolia how can you write about petty quarrels among neighbours.. as far as I can tell its only going to cause more trouble..how is this going to help the family in their moment of grief move on?..this is such a tragedy and a waste of a young life but he lives on through his family and his children..may he rest in peace
My heart goes out to this poor family, he was a lovely lad and will be missed, but to anonofmagnolia how can you write about petty quarrels among neighbours.. as far as I can tell its only going to cause more trouble..how is this going to help the family in their moment of grief move on?..this is such a tragedy and a waste of a young life but he lives on through his family and his children..may he rest in peace dizzy00
  • Score: 11

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