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Tory peer among four killed in Norfolk helicopter crash

A civilian helicopter has crashed in Norfolk, killing four people

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Northern Ireland's richest man owned Gillingham Hall

Lord Ballyedmond Credit: UTV

Tributes have been paid to Northern Irish Conservative peer Lord Ballyedmond, who was one of four men killed when a helicopter crashed in thick fog in Norfolk last night.

Lord Ballyedmond, one of the richest men in Northern Ireland, was chairman of Norbrook, the largest privately owned pharmaceutical company in the world.

Gillingham Hall Credit: Mike Page

Known as Edward Haughey until he was made a life peer in 2004, he owned Gillingham Hall, a stately home near the crash site, according to the Register of Lords' Interests.

The AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter came down in thick fog in a field in Gillingham, near Beccles, at 7.30pm yesterday.

The village of Gillingham, close top where the helicopter came down Credit: Mike Page

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