A second man has died after a door fell on him at a music venue in Guildford at the weekend. Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills suffered critical injuries when the accident happened at 'G Live' late on Saturday night.
The 54 year old from Port Isaac in Cornwall died late last night at St George's Hospital in Tooting. The band's tour manager Paul McMullen was declared dead at the scene. Surrey Police is investigating the incident with the assistance of the Health and Safety Executive.
In a statement, the band paid tribute to Mr Grills as "a much-loved and valued friend". A spokesman added: "We are all devastated."
Grief-stricken members of sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends have thanked the public for their support after their tour manager died and singer Trevor Grills was seriously injured in a freak accident.
Paul McMullen died at the scene of the incident on Saturday at the G Live venue in Guildford.
Mr McMullen was trapped underneath a door at the venue's loading bay, police said.
Band member Jon Cleave, said: "The Fisherman's Friends are very touched and moved by all the concern and support shown for our friends Trevor (Grills) and Paul (McMullen).
"We'd like to express ours and Port Isaac's thanks to everyone for that.
"It is part and parcel of our Cornish communities to pull together one and all in such times and that is what we are doing."
Tributes have been paid to the tour manager of Cornwall-based shanty group Fisherman's Friends, who died after he was trapped under a metal door, hours before the group were due to perform.
Another man, Trevor Grills, a member of the ten-piece, remained in hospital on Sunday night with serious injuries after being caught up in the incident before their scheduled gig in Surrey on Saturday.
Paul McMullen, the band's manager, was pronounced dead at the scene - the G Live venue in Guildford - following the incident at 11.45am.
His death - and Mr Grills' illness - was confirmed by a Fisherman's Friends spokesman.
We are deeply saddened by the news of the accident in Guildford. Paul was an amazing man, who gave us a fabulous opportunity to sing for the Fisherman's Friends.
"We feel honoured and grateful to have been able to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the guys tonight."
– A spokesman for the group Said The Maiden, who had worked with the singers
Teenager sentenced for 'sickening' attack on train driver
A teenager has been given an eight-month detention and training order after an assault with a glass bottle left a train driver bleeding and in need of stitches.
A 17-year-old youth from Croydon appeared at Croydon Youth Court on Thursday, 15 November, where he was sentenced after pleading guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) at an earlier hearing.
The incident, in which a train driver was struck on the head from behind with a glass beer bottle, took place at 5.12am of Saturday, 23 June at Guildford rail station.
The glass bottle shattered on impact which shows the weapon used was thrust at the driver with significant force. This was a sickening attack on a member of staff who was just doing his job. Members of rail staff have the right not to feel threatened at their place of work, and the train driver in this instance was lucky not to suffer a more serious injury.
– Detective Constable Matt Bevan
It is totally unacceptable for people to display this kind of behaviour towards our staff when they are simply trying to do their job. We are relieved that our driver was not more seriously injured as a result of this attack and we are pleased that the British Transport Police managed to track down the individual responsible.
A Surrey teenager is to appear in court charged with murder. Liam Martin, who's 18 and from Guildford, is accused of killing 19-year-old Jake Bates in the town on September 22. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was a stab wound to the neck.