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Police arrest a man over singer's death

Trevor Grills died at a concert last year
Trevor Grills, singer with Fisherman's Friends, died at a concert last year Credit: ITV News

Police investigating the deaths of two men, including a singer from Cornwall, at a theatre have arrested a man.

Trevor Grills, singer with popular shanty group Fisherman's Friends, was killed when he was struck by a large stage door at the G Live concert venue in Guildford, Surrey, on February 9 last year, hours before his group was due to perform.

The band's promoter, Paul McMullen, from the Stockport area, also died at the scene of the incident, suffering fatal leg injuries.

Mr Grills, 54, was treated for head injuries at St George's Hospital, Tooting, south London, but was pronounced dead two days later.

Surrey Police said a 55-year-old man from the Bridgnorth area of Shropshire was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and is in custody.

The singers are from the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac, where they performed for years before being talent-spotted.

The band's success has seen them secure a top 10 album and a spot on the pyramid stage at 2011's Glastonbury festival, and advertise seafood on television commercials.

Mr Grills, who was one of the younger members of the ensemble, was well-known for taking the lead vocal role on some of the group's more melancholic numbers.

Fisherman's Friends album released today

A new album by Cornwall's Fisherman's Friends is released today. Credit: ITV News West Country

A new album by Cornwall's Fisherman's Friends is released today.

One And All is the first release since the death of band member Trevor Grills in February.

The record's release was put back after the tragedy but features Mr Grills' vocals on the song Mary Anne with the agreement of his family.



Funeral today for Fisherman's Friends singer

Singer Trevor Grills Credit: ITV News

The funeral of a member of the Cornish sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends will take place later. Singer Trevor Grills died in hospital after he was critically hurt in an accident at a music venue.

The group's tour manager was also killed by a metal door which fell on them.

The service will take place at St Endellion Church just outside Port Isaac where the group is from.

Port Isaac mourns loss of singer Trevor

The North Cornwall fishing village of Port Isaac is in mourning tonight after the death of a member of the sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends. Singer Trevor Grills died in hospital after he was critically hurt in a freak accident at the weekend.

The group's tour manager was also killed. They were trapped under a metal door at a concert venue in Surrey. Fellow band members said Mr Grills had been a much loved and valued friend to them. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

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