Tragedy as Weymouth man dies on stag weekend

Friends have paid tribute to Paul Bush, who died on a stag weekend

Friends have paid tribute to Paul Bush, who died on a stag weekend

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A WEYMOUTH man has tragically died during a stag weekend in Budapest.

Paul Bush, from Westham, is believed to have been with a group celebrating the upcoming marriage of a friend from Weymouth.

Friends paid tribute to hugely popular Mr Bush.

The former Wey Valley and Weymouth College student was with several friends in the Hungarian capital.

The Foreign Office has confirmed that it has been informed of the death of a British national and is currently liaising with the consulate in Budapest to investigate the death.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are aware of the death of British national in Budapest, Hungary.

“We are in contact with the family and are providing consular assistance.”

It is believed that he died on Friday night. The cause of death is not clear at this stage.

It is believed that the group was due to travel back to the UK yesterday.

The city is a popular stag party destination with several companies offering organised weekends.

Mr Bush, who was engaged to be married, was a satellite TV installer at Tune In Aerials based in Westham and was a keen cricketer involved with the Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club.

Friends took to social media to express their condolences for Mr Bush.

Here are just some of the comments.

 “Such ... a lovely couple, my heart goes out to you darling. There is no words to make the pain less, but you all are loved so very much by so many. Here if you need anything.”

“Been thinking of you all day. Words are just not enough. Sending you as much love as we can.”

 “Can't believe it. Shock doesn't even come close.”

“RIP Paul. Such a great bloke taken far too early.”

 “Goodnight my friend, so gutted sleep well.”

 “Total shock. Extremely sad news. RIP Paul.”

 “R.I.P Paul you will be missed by so many you were like an older brother to me, wound me up protected me and was just a full on legend. “Me and the pirates boys are going to do you proud save me a seat up there gone but never forgotten.”

“I'm so, so sad to hear this news - much love and strength to everyone close to Paul.”

 “They say that the best are always taken first. So sad and thinking of everyone associated with Paul. RIP.”

“In total shock cannot believe it rip Paul Bush.”

Leave your own personal tributes to Mr Bush below. 

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10:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sweetdreamgirl says...

So sad , the family of this young man have their lives changed forever, heart felt condolences.
So sad , the family of this young man have their lives changed forever, heart felt condolences. sweetdreamgirl
  • Score: 37

10:42pm Mon 1 Sep 14

fraggle36 says...

Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the fact Dorset Echo have taken condolence messages from the deceased's Facebook page? Not everyone wants their heartfelt messages in this time of grief plagiarised and reprinted for the Echo to build a story on. Have some dignity Dorset Echo
Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the fact Dorset Echo have taken condolence messages from the deceased's Facebook page? Not everyone wants their heartfelt messages in this time of grief plagiarised and reprinted for the Echo to build a story on. Have some dignity Dorset Echo fraggle36
  • Score: 305

11:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14

carlospicywiener says...

Why have the Echo got to dip into someone's personal Facebook page and use private messages, meant for friends and family, across their pages? Did they ask permission to not only display these messages, but the names of those that posted them?
Why have the Echo got to dip into someone's personal Facebook page and use private messages, meant for friends and family, across their pages? Did they ask permission to not only display these messages, but the names of those that posted them? carlospicywiener
  • Score: 179

1:10am Tue 2 Sep 14

expatLondon says...

Completely agree with the above. Utter disgrace publishing personal messages from a Facebook and running a story when the full facts when explicitly asked not to by the family. A tragic situation, not helped by the local rag as always
Completely agree with the above. Utter disgrace publishing personal messages from a Facebook and running a story when the full facts when explicitly asked not to by the family. A tragic situation, not helped by the local rag as always expatLondon
  • Score: 139

6:49am Tue 2 Sep 14

Grotbag13 says...

My heart goes out to the all the family & friends. Very very sad. Echo, what a DISGRACE you are, publishing against the will of the family, have you no morals. Disgusting!!!!!!!!
My heart goes out to the all the family & friends. Very very sad. Echo, what a DISGRACE you are, publishing against the will of the family, have you no morals. Disgusting!!!!!!!! Grotbag13
  • Score: 135

6:57am Tue 2 Sep 14

MarkAttwell says...

I think this is a real disgrace, publishing personal facebook posts and going against the will of the family. Does the Echo have any morals?
I think this is a real disgrace, publishing personal facebook posts and going against the will of the family. Does the Echo have any morals? MarkAttwell
  • Score: 121

8:21am Tue 2 Sep 14

railwaychickenboy6 says...

Any posts on Faceslap are public for people to sea, unless your settings are changed, but saying that I totally agree with the above comments, it is inappropriate to use them and would ask the editor from the Dorset Echo to respond to justify the inclusion of those posts
Any posts on Faceslap are public for people to sea, unless your settings are changed, but saying that I totally agree with the above comments, it is inappropriate to use them and would ask the editor from the Dorset Echo to respond to justify the inclusion of those posts railwaychickenboy6
  • Score: 42

9:00am Tue 2 Sep 14

Tracey Hutton says...

The family asked for this not to be published, But news is news no wonder so many people have no respect for each other , when even a a local rag cannot respect the wishes of a grieving family. Utterly Disgusted in you Dorset Echo,
The family asked for this not to be published, But news is news no wonder so many people have no respect for each other , when even a a local rag cannot respect the wishes of a grieving family. Utterly Disgusted in you Dorset Echo, Tracey Hutton
  • Score: 104

9:23am Tue 2 Sep 14

welshy1985 says...

I am a personal friend of Paul's fiancee. I have seen her, spoken to her and she has given my comment her blessing. At this terrible time the echo decided to publish this story which has intensified their grief. They had No permission from the family. The family categorically asked and even begged them not to publish this story, especially not so soon. They have dealt with nothing but insensitivity from the echo. The echo should be ashamed of forcing a grieving family to deal with this on top of everything else.
I am a personal friend of Paul's fiancee. I have seen her, spoken to her and she has given my comment her blessing. At this terrible time the echo decided to publish this story which has intensified their grief. They had No permission from the family. The family categorically asked and even begged them not to publish this story, especially not so soon. They have dealt with nothing but insensitivity from the echo. The echo should be ashamed of forcing a grieving family to deal with this on top of everything else. welshy1985
  • Score: 136

9:40am Tue 2 Sep 14

unexpected error says...

welshy1985 wrote:
I am a personal friend of Paul's fiancee. I have seen her, spoken to her and she has given my comment her blessing. At this terrible time the echo decided to publish this story which has intensified their grief. They had No permission from the family. The family categorically asked and even begged them not to publish this story, especially not so soon. They have dealt with nothing but insensitivity from the echo. The echo should be ashamed of forcing a grieving family to deal with this on top of everything else.
May I suggest a complaint is made to the Press Complaints Commission. I agree it is not acceptable to publish against the express wishes of the family and the Echo should be held to account or at least made to justify their decision. Obviously the family are in deep shock and not in a position to do this but perhaps someone close to them could do this.
[quote][p][bold]welshy1985[/bold] wrote: I am a personal friend of Paul's fiancee. I have seen her, spoken to her and she has given my comment her blessing. At this terrible time the echo decided to publish this story which has intensified their grief. They had No permission from the family. The family categorically asked and even begged them not to publish this story, especially not so soon. They have dealt with nothing but insensitivity from the echo. The echo should be ashamed of forcing a grieving family to deal with this on top of everything else.[/p][/quote]May I suggest a complaint is made to the Press Complaints Commission. I agree it is not acceptable to publish against the express wishes of the family and the Echo should be held to account or at least made to justify their decision. Obviously the family are in deep shock and not in a position to do this but perhaps someone close to them could do this. unexpected error
  • Score: 78

9:55am Tue 2 Sep 14

railwaychickenboy6 says...

unexpected error wrote:
welshy1985 wrote:
I am a personal friend of Paul's fiancee. I have seen her, spoken to her and she has given my comment her blessing. At this terrible time the echo decided to publish this story which has intensified their grief. They had No permission from the family. The family categorically asked and even begged them not to publish this story, especially not so soon. They have dealt with nothing but insensitivity from the echo. The echo should be ashamed of forcing a grieving family to deal with this on top of everything else.
May I suggest a complaint is made to the Press Complaints Commission. I agree it is not acceptable to publish against the express wishes of the family and the Echo should be held to account or at least made to justify their decision. Obviously the family are in deep shock and not in a position to do this but perhaps someone close to them could do this.
I quite agree, sometimes we engage mouth before brain, but there must have been a process to go through before this article went to print, so the responsibility lies at the feet of the person who gave the go ahead to print the piece
[quote][p][bold]unexpected error[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshy1985[/bold] wrote: I am a personal friend of Paul's fiancee. I have seen her, spoken to her and she has given my comment her blessing. At this terrible time the echo decided to publish this story which has intensified their grief. They had No permission from the family. The family categorically asked and even begged them not to publish this story, especially not so soon. They have dealt with nothing but insensitivity from the echo. The echo should be ashamed of forcing a grieving family to deal with this on top of everything else.[/p][/quote]May I suggest a complaint is made to the Press Complaints Commission. I agree it is not acceptable to publish against the express wishes of the family and the Echo should be held to account or at least made to justify their decision. Obviously the family are in deep shock and not in a position to do this but perhaps someone close to them could do this.[/p][/quote]I quite agree, sometimes we engage mouth before brain, but there must have been a process to go through before this article went to print, so the responsibility lies at the feet of the person who gave the go ahead to print the piece railwaychickenboy6
  • Score: 33

10:02am Tue 2 Sep 14

annotater says...

Unfortunately, any comments on Fb are in the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. Should be more thoughtful Dorset Echo!
Unfortunately, any comments on Fb are in the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. Should be more thoughtful Dorset Echo! annotater
  • Score: 16

10:55am Tue 2 Sep 14

welshy1985 says...

Thank you for your comments, an official complaint about the story and the way in which the dorset echo has obtained this story insensitivity (which was not only through Facebook) is in the process of being written. It was just asked of me to post the previous comment so people know this article was written and published knowing that the family desperately didn't want it in the paper, especially as their grief is saw raw.
Thank you for your comments, an official complaint about the story and the way in which the dorset echo has obtained this story insensitivity (which was not only through Facebook) is in the process of being written. It was just asked of me to post the previous comment so people know this article was written and published knowing that the family desperately didn't want it in the paper, especially as their grief is saw raw. welshy1985
  • Score: 36

11:12am Tue 2 Sep 14

iansedwell says...

Anything to sell copy and attract advertising, eh, Echo? The more salacious, the more intrusive, the more sensationalist and overblown the better. By what measure of local community interest does a story such as this merit such prominence?
Anything to sell copy and attract advertising, eh, Echo? The more salacious, the more intrusive, the more sensationalist and overblown the better. By what measure of local community interest does a story such as this merit such prominence? iansedwell
  • Score: 30

11:19am Tue 2 Sep 14

elloello1980 says...

fraggle36 wrote:
Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the fact Dorset Echo have taken condolence messages from the deceased's Facebook page? Not everyone wants their heartfelt messages in this time of grief plagiarised and reprinted for the Echo to build a story on. Have some dignity Dorset Echo
I'm sure that's the worry on their minds.

very dignified of yourself to use such a story to vent criticism to the Echo at this sad time.

Let our thoughts be with Mr Bush's loved ones
[quote][p][bold]fraggle36[/bold] wrote: Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the fact Dorset Echo have taken condolence messages from the deceased's Facebook page? Not everyone wants their heartfelt messages in this time of grief plagiarised and reprinted for the Echo to build a story on. Have some dignity Dorset Echo[/p][/quote]I'm sure that's the worry on their minds. very dignified of yourself to use such a story to vent criticism to the Echo at this sad time. Let our thoughts be with Mr Bush's loved ones elloello1980
  • Score: -48

11:36am Tue 2 Sep 14

MrTomSmith says...

elloello1980 wrote:
fraggle36 wrote:
Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the fact Dorset Echo have taken condolence messages from the deceased's Facebook page? Not everyone wants their heartfelt messages in this time of grief plagiarised and reprinted for the Echo to build a story on. Have some dignity Dorset Echo
I'm sure that's the worry on their minds.

very dignified of yourself to use such a story to vent criticism to the Echo at this sad time.

Let our thoughts be with Mr Bush's loved ones
But it's alright for you to do it? Of course it is. What a double standard that is.

I expect all these comments will be wiped out pretty soon. If we really go to town with our complete indignation of the Echo's complete disregard for the request for them not to go to print with this story.

Fraggle36 was 100% correct to say that in this case, and until your poor comment, the messages were all the same.

If in this case we respectfully say nothing, then that wouldn't be right because it needs to be highlighted to the person who decided to print this, he/she was wrong, completely wrong.

Unfortunately we have had to take this unusual step of commenting on such a tragedy but I am sure in this instance we are correct in doing so.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggle36[/bold] wrote: Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the fact Dorset Echo have taken condolence messages from the deceased's Facebook page? Not everyone wants their heartfelt messages in this time of grief plagiarised and reprinted for the Echo to build a story on. Have some dignity Dorset Echo[/p][/quote]I'm sure that's the worry on their minds. very dignified of yourself to use such a story to vent criticism to the Echo at this sad time. Let our thoughts be with Mr Bush's loved ones[/p][/quote]But it's alright for you to do it? Of course it is. What a double standard that is. I expect all these comments will be wiped out pretty soon. If we really go to town with our complete indignation of the Echo's complete disregard for the request for them not to go to print with this story. Fraggle36 was 100% correct to say that in this case, and until your poor comment, the messages were all the same. If in this case we respectfully say nothing, then that wouldn't be right because it needs to be highlighted to the person who decided to print this, he/she was wrong, completely wrong. Unfortunately we have had to take this unusual step of commenting on such a tragedy but I am sure in this instance we are correct in doing so. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 16

1:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

livid99 says...

iansedwell wrote:
Anything to sell copy and attract advertising, eh, Echo? The more salacious, the more intrusive, the more sensationalist and overblown the better. By what measure of local community interest does a story such as this merit such prominence?
The Echo should try employing some proper journalists, not some wannabee's who think this kind of thing is a scoop for them. I notice the name of the person who wrote this article is not shown at the top.
Disgraceful behaviour, but I guess it is par for the course from this so called "newspaper". Disgraceful and insensitive, I await the public apology.
[quote][p][bold]iansedwell[/bold] wrote: Anything to sell copy and attract advertising, eh, Echo? The more salacious, the more intrusive, the more sensationalist and overblown the better. By what measure of local community interest does a story such as this merit such prominence?[/p][/quote]The Echo should try employing some proper journalists, not some wannabee's who think this kind of thing is a scoop for them. I notice the name of the person who wrote this article is not shown at the top. Disgraceful behaviour, but I guess it is par for the course from this so called "newspaper". Disgraceful and insensitive, I await the public apology. livid99
  • Score: 41

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