Coleford Ribena factory worker dies after 'serious incident'

Police were called to the Coleford factory on Rock Lane on 22 April.

A 50-year-old man has died after an incident at a factory in Gloucestershire which makes soft drinks Ribena and Lucozade.

Police were called to the factory on Rock Lane, in Coleford, just before 4pm on 22 April, to reports that a worker had been injured during a "workplace incident."

The man was taken to Southmead Hospital to be treated for serious injuries, but died three days later, police have confirmed.

Gloucestershire Police said the incident has now been handed over to the Health and Safety Executive to investigate.

Carol Robert, Chief Operating Officer, Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I, the company which owns the factory said: "We are in close communication with the family of the employee and the whole business extends our sincere condolences at this extremely difficult time.

"We are cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation by the regulator. Given that it is very much a live investigation, it would not be appropriate to comment further.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of our colleague, and we would also ask that their privacy is respected at this time”.