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Hospital attack victim was 'wonderful father and grandfather'

Kenneth Tyrer flew fighter jets in World War Two. Credit: Family

The family of a war veteran who died after being attacked at a Somerset hospital have paid an emotional tribute to him.

90-year-old Kenneth Tyrer suffered from dementia, and was reportedly kicked to the ground by a fellow patient at Yeovil District Hospital. He is said to have died after hitting his head.

"He was a wonderful father and grandfather and he will be missed dearly. We now wait for the results of the investigation."

– Kenneth Tyrer's family

Police are investigating, and the hospital is also carrying out an internal investigation.

Hospital attack victim was 'wonderful father and grandfather'

Kenneth Tyrer flew fighter jets in World War Two Credit: Family photo

The family of a war veteran who died after being attacked at a Somerset hospital have paid an emotional tribute to him.

90-year-old Kenneth Tyrer suffered from dementia, and was allegedly pushed to the ground by a fellow patient at Yeovil District Hospital. He died two days later.

"He was a wonderful father and grandfather and he will be missed dearly. We now wait for the results of the investigation."

– Kenneth Tyrer's family
Kenneth Tyrer in his younger days Credit: Family photo

Police are investigating, and the hospital is also carrying out an internal investigation.

Police investigate Yeovil 'hospital attack' on war hero

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man who was allegedly attacked on a hospital ward by a fellow patient.

The man has been named by the Daily Mail as former Second World War fighter pilot Kenneth Tyrer, 90.

The hospital is also carrying out an internal investigation following his death at Yeovil District Hospital last weekend.

Mr Tyrer, who was suffering with dementia, is said to have died two days after being pushed to the ground.

His son Bill Tyrer, 58, told the paper he felt the hospital should take "some responsibility".

"We are working closely with the police and the coroner's office following the death of a patient (during the weekend). We are also carrying out our own internal investigation.

Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."

– SPOKESPERSON FOR YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

"We are investigating the circumstances around the death of a man at Yeovil Hospital. The hospital is helping us with our inquiries."

– AVON AND SOMERSET POLICE

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Police investigate Yeovil 'hospital attack' on war hero

The attack reportedly happened at Yeovil District Hospital. Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man who was allegedly attacked on a hospital ward by a fellow patient.

The man has been named by the Daily Mail as former Second World War fighter pilot Kenneth Tyrer, 90.

The hospital is also carrying out an internal investigation following his death at Yeovil District Hospital last weekend.

Mr Tyrer, who was suffering with dementia, is said to have died two days after being pushed to the ground.

His son Bill Tyrer, 58, told the paper he felt the hospital should take "some responsibility".

"We are working closely with the police and the coroner's office following the death of a patient (during the weekend). We are also carrying out our own internal investigation.

Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."

– SPOKESPERSON FOR YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

"We are investigating the circumstances around the death of a man at Yeovil Hospital. The hospital is helping us with our inquiries."

– Avon and Somerset Police

Yeovil footballers to share Christmas cheer at local hospital

Yeovil Town players may have Manchester United on their mind, but today the team will be visiting the town's hospital.

Manager Gary Johnson and his players will be handing out presents to sick children who will be spending Christmas at the hospital.

The Glovers have been drawn against the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round. The match is live on television on Sunday January 4th.

Manager Gary Johnson said he was "ecstatic" at the win. Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil footballers share to Christmas cheer at local hospital

Yeovil Town players may have Manchester United on their mind, but today the team will be visiting the town's hospital.

Manager Gary Johnson and his players will be handing out presents to sick children who will be spending Christmas at the hospital.

The Glovers have been drawn against the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round. The match is live on television on Sunday January 4th.

Manager Gary Johnson said he was Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport
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