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Man electrocuted while attempting to move fallen tree

A man in his 70s has been electrocuted while attempting to move a tree which brought down power cables near Chippenham, Wiltshire Police said tonight.

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Family 'shocked & saddened' by pensioner's storm death

The family of a man who died in Wiltshire during yesterday's storm said they are "shocked and deeply saddened" by his death.

Roger Hayward from Calne, Wiltshire. Credit: SWNS

The 71 year old from Bremhill near Calne was electrocuted while trying to remove a fallen tree from power lines.

In a statement released by the police, Mr Hayward's family said: "We are all shocked and deeply saddened with the passing of our dearest dad, husband, granddad and friend to many, Roger Hayward.

"To those that knew him, Roger was a larger-than-life character, a friend and helping hand to many and any that needed help."

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