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Family pay tribute to a "much loved son"

Deividas Sereika Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of Deividas Sereika, who died after falling from a hospital window, have paid tribute to a "much loved son."

The 40-year-old died on Wednesday night (8th May) after falling from a second floor window of the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Mr Sereika's mother, Irena Svetikiene, said:

“Deividas was my only son who was devoted and much loved. He was a kind and gentle man. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.”

Police continue investigation into hospital fall death

Police are continuing with their investigations into the death of a patient who fell from a second floor window at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

40-year-old Deividas Sereika, from Edinburgh Road in Maryport, died on Wednesday night (8th May).

The Health and Safety Executive are working with the police to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.


Hawick Rector pays tribute to former pupil

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after being shot in the leg on a Borders Farm. Adam Hepburn from Hawick died from his injuries in the early hours of yesterday, May 8.

Adam loved playing rugby and taking part in the local common riding festivals.

He was a former pupil of Hawick High School. Alan Williamson, Rector at the school, has paid tribute to him.

Watch Jenny Longden's report here:

Hospital death fall man named

Police have confirmed that the man who died after falling from a hospital window, is Deividas Sereika from Edinburgh Road in Maryport.

The 40-year-old, who was a patient at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, fell from the second floor window at 7.30pm last night (8th May).

Mr Sereika's family have been informed and the police are investigating the circumstances with the Health and Safety Executive.

Hospital death man confirmed as a patient

It has been confirmed that the 40-year-old man who died at West Cumberland Hospital was a patient.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have released this statement:

"This is a very tragic case and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

"This case is now subject to a police investigation, because of this we cannot comment any further."

– Spokesperson, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Police investigate sudden death at West Cumberland Hospital

Cumbria Police are investigating after a man died having apparently jumped from a window at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The forty-year old has not been formally identified. The incident happened on Wednesday May 8th when it is reported he lept from the second floor.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and will be making a joint enquiry with the Police.


Man dies from gunshot wound

A 22-year-old man has died following a gunshot wound he sustained near Hawick, in the Scottish Borders, last night (7th May).

"The incident happened around 11.45pm last night ( 7th May), in a rural location on the outskirts of Hawick.

"He was taken to the Borders General Hospital, however passed away in the early hours of this morning. Enquiries are currently at an early stage."

– Spokesperson, Police Scotland

Brampton woman dies after Borrowdale fall

A woman from Brampton has died after falling 330 feet to the bottom of Black Crag in Borrowdale.

65-year-old Jaqueline Jackson, from Heads Nook, was out walking when the accident happened at 8.15pm on Thursday (2nd May).

Members from Keswick Mountain Rescue attended the scene, but the woman died.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

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