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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.


Venue give their reaction to Trevor Grills' death

Fisherman's Friends band member Trevor Grills died in hospital last night from injuries sustained in a freak accident at the G Live concert venue in Guildford, Surrey on Saturday.

The group's promoter, Paul McMullen, died at the scene from leg injuries.

The loading bay area where the accident happened is out of bounds while investigations continue, although G Live remains open.

We are devastated to hear that Fisherman's Friends band member Trevor Grills died in hospital last night as a result of the head injuries suffered on Saturday.

The tragic events of Saturday also claimed the life of the band's promoter.

Both men were involved in an accident in the loading bay area of the G Live concert venue prior to their scheduled performance that evening.

Surrey Police and the Health and Safety Executive investigations are ongoing with no further information being available at this time.

Guildford Borough Council and HQ Theatres, who own and manage the venue respectively, continue to fully assist with the investigation.

The thoughts and prayers of the G Live staff are with the families and friends of all who have been affected by this tragic accident.

– Alvin Hargreaves, Director, G Live

A HSE spokesman said it was unable to comment further while its investigation was in progress.

Band pay tribute to Trevor Grills

Band members from Fisherman's Friends have paid tribute to their friend and colleague Trevor Grills who died last night:

The Fisherman's Friends announce with great sadness that their friend and fellow band member Trevor Grills passed away last night as a result of severe head injuries inflicted during an accident on Saturday February 9.

Trevor was a much-loved and valued friend to all of us and was an integral part of the Port Isaac community. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Trevor's family at this very difficult time.

– Fisherman's Friends statement

We are all deeply saddened at losing Trevor.

The Fisherman's Friends are exactly that: life-long partners in all they do and our thoughts and prayers go out to them and Trevor's family and friends.

– Darcus Beese, Island Records

Police were called to the venue shortly before midday on Saturday after a report that two men were trapped under a metal door in the loading bay.

The band's promoter Paul McMullen, was treated by paramedics but was declared dead at the scene.

BREAKING: Fisherman's Friends band member dies

Trevor Grills. Credit: ITV News West Country

A member of the Cornish-based sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends who was seriously injured in a freak accident which also killed the band's tour manager has died in hospital, it has been announced.

Trevor Grills, 54, suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a falling metal door at the G Live concert venue in Guildford, Surrey, on Saturday.

The group's promoter, Paul McMullen, died at the scene from leg injuries. Mr Grills was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, but died on Monday night, Surrey Police confirmed.

In a statement, the band paid tribute to Mr Grills as "a much-loved and valued friend".

Trevor Grills was part of Fisherman's Friends. Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment


Statement from Fisherman's Friends

Grief-stricken members of Cornwall-based sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends have thanked the public for their support, after their tour manager died and singer Trevor Grills was seriously injured in a freak accident.

Paul McMullen died at the scene of the incident on Saturday, hours before the ten-piece were due to perform at the G Live venue in Guildford, Surrey.

He was trapped underneath a door at the venue's loading bay, police said. Mr Grills suffered head injuries and is in a serious condition in hospital.

Band member Jon Cleave, who introduces the Fisherman's Friends songs during concerts, gave this statement a short time ago.

Emotional statement following death of Fisherman's Friends tour manager

The Fishermans Friends have made an emotional statement following the death of their tour manager and the serious injury to one of the group. They said their thoughts were with the families of both men.

Trevor Grills is seriously ill in hospital after a door collapsed on him and the tour manager at a venue in Surrey where they were due to perform.

Tributes pour in for tour manager killed in accident

Tributes have been paid to the tour manager of shanty group Fisherman's Friends, who died after he was trapped under a metal door, hours before the group were due to perform.

Paul McMullen was pronounced dead at the scene - the G Live venue in Guildford - following the incident at 11.45am yesterday [Saturday].

A spokesman for the group Said The Maiden, who had worked with the singers, said: "We are deeply saddened by the news of the accident in Guildford yesterday. Paul was an amazing man, who gave us a fabulous opportunity to sing for the Fisherman's Friends

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