Man, 57, dies in Kennett fall

Police and officials from the regional health and safety executive have launched a joi nt investigation into the death of a 57-year-old man in Kennett last week.

Robert Bird, of Mersea Road in Colchester, died from severe multiple traumatic injuries. An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned in Huntingdon on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the health and safety executive said; “Our information is that the man was working on the roof of a warehouse in Station Road when he fell through.“

A full inquest will be held at a later date.