A charity event in memory of a man who died when swimming in Laos last year has been cancelled. The night, in memory of John Paul Conley, was cancelled after his girlfriend was found dead. Tributes have been paid to them both on Facebook.
"In light of the tragic news this weekend Friday night will obviously not be going ahead at such a terrible time for both families and loved ones of Kate and John Paul, our thoughts and love are with them all xxx"
Kate Downey, from Middlesbrough, was the partner of John Paul Conley, who died after swimming in a river in Laos. The news comes just days before a charity evening in John Paul's memory. This has been cancelled.
“At 12.25pm on Saturday (March 14), police were informed of concern for a woman in a hotel room in the Premier Inn in Ponteland Road in Woolsington.
“Police and paramedics attended and a woman in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene. There is believed to be no third-party involvement and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”