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Lollipop Man who fought council over 'high-five ban' has died aged 84

Tributes are being paid to a "happy-go-lucky" lollipop man whose died at the age of 84.

Colin Spencer was a much-loved figure at St George's CofE Primary School in Heaviley, Stockport, where he worked for nearly 15 years.

He won a battle with Stockport council after they initially banned him from high-fiving children over fears it could cause a disruption. The council later apologised and removed the ban.

Colin Spencer was a much loved sight to pupils at his school. Credit: MEN Media

Philip Scott-Shurety, Colin's stepson, said his step-father was beloved at the school and that the children were "heartbroken" when he left.

He said Mr Spencer never did it for the money, "but because he loved it."

Colin leaves behind his partner, Jean Scott, as well as 13 grandchildren who all "adored" him.

Tributes have been paid to Colin Spencer for his 15 years of service at the school. Credit: MEN Media

Although Colin stepped down from lollipop duties because of concerns about his eyesight and hearing, he remained in the employment of Stockport Council until his death.

A Stockport Council spokesperson said: “We’re very sad to hear that one of our colleagues has passed away. “Our thoughts are with Colin’s family at this difficult time."