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Funeral after door death

Tributes have been paid to a band member of shanty group Fisherman's Friends, who died after he was trapped under a metal door, hours before the group were due to perform in Guildford.

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Fisherman's Friends manager dies at Guildford gig

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

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