Tributes to RMT union leader Bob Crow

Political leaders have paid tribute to union leader Bob Crow, who died suddenly on Tuesday aged 52.

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Brother pays tribute to 'loveable little rogue' Bob Crow

Bob Crow's brother said he believed the union leader suffered a heart attack in the early hours of today and paid tribute to the "loveable little rogue".

Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow died in the early hours. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mr Crow's older brother, Richard Crow, told Sky News: "It's very sad. It was about 7am that I got the call (from my sister). I presume some time in the night he had some problems. We're really trying to find out exactly what happened.

"We grew up together in Chigwell in Essex and he was a very likeable chap - no matter what people said about his politics.

"He was honest, he looked after the people he was supposed to look after, and he was a great man as far as honesty and beliefs went. He was a person who believed in justice."

When asked what Bob was like when he was younger, Richard replied: "He was one of those loveable little rogues, one of those guys that had bundles of friends. He would be a cheeky chappie Cockney kid. He was a lovely kid to grow up with."

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