A security guard has died while on duty at a Dundee leisure park. Kenneth Bird was working at the Stack Leisure Park, Harefield Road, when he was found unwell in a portable cabin by a colleague. Emergency services were alerted and the 44-year-old who was given CPR at the scene was taken to Ninewells Hospital by ambulance but could not be saved.
Martin Wells, his boss at Savat Securities which is based in Arbroath, confirmed the security guard had become unwell while on his shift. It is understood Mr Bird, who has been described as a loyal and good employee , was working a 4pm-midnight shift on Sunday. Mr Wells added: I am aware that CPR was carried out and emergency services were alerted but sadly Mr Bird could not be saved.
He was a loyal and good employee who had been with us for around seven to eight years.
We are all saddened by his death.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
I have spoken with them and they would not wish to comment any further.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: We received a call at 8.13pm on Sunday to attend an incident at the Stack Leisure Park in Dundee.
We dispatched two ambulances to the scene and one male patient was taken to Ninewells Hospital. The spokeswoman could not confirm if Mr Bird was still alive when he arrived at hospital. She said she was aware that CPR had been carried out.
A security guard, who did not wish to be named, said: I did not know him very well as I only started my position a few weeks ago but he seemed like such a genuine, lovely guy.
I saw him doing his rounds a lot and we would have a wee chat when we passed each other, he would always ask how I was doing.
It is such a shame, it is a real shock that it has happened.
A resident, who saw the two ambulances in the leisure park, said: I saw the ambulances between 7.30pm-8pm but did not take much notice.
It s a great shame that it has happened.
VIDEO: Security stepped up as thousands of families head to Staffordshire County Show.. .
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Security has been tightened at this year’s Staffordshire County Show but that didn’t put off thousands of families attending one of the most popular events in the agricultural calendar. The two-day rural celebration at Staffordshire County Showground2, near Stafford, opened its gates today to visitors from across the country. Organisers from Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society have worked with Staffordshire Police to increase security measures in the wake of last week’s bombing in Manchester with the 100-acre site covered by more than 40 CCTV cameras.
Drug dealer caught tryinto to smuggle cocaine and MDMA into V Festival3 Staffordshire County Showground chief executive Richard Williams said: “We have put on extra security and bag checks on arrival at the showground . We have metal detectors that are being used as well, extra foot patrols by uniformed police and sniffer dogs. VIDEO: Ten Green Bottles expands into Stone – there’s 60 different beers to try (& a few gins too)!4 The move was introduced in some cattle classes this year to enable farmers who may be otherwise unable to attend for reasons such as staffing or TB movement restrictions to showcase their herds.
Pictured: John Hartley from Farm to Shop in Leek
In total 35 animals were videoed on their farms ahead of today’s judging and the footage was broadcast in one of the livestock rings.
Dan said: “I watched a bit of the video footage and it was good to see quite a few people who have never shown here before . Hopefully it will encourage them to come to the show next time round.” Dad-of-six held knife to ex-wife’s neck – during holiday to Pontins5
Pictured: Joel Dart and Dan Weaver, from Stone, at the show
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There will be a full road closure in place tomorrow afternoon as security measures are stepped up for the Gloucester Rugby game. Kingsholm Road will be completely closed from 3pm, and kick off is at 4pm. The Cherry and Whites1 will be playing the Exeter Chiefs in the last match of the season.
With less than 100 tickets remaining in the Shed, it’s expected to be a busy game.
And there will be increased security measures in place. Police to Twitter to remind people that Kingsholm Road will be shut from 3pm. Those using the Park and Ride service are advised that this service will drop supporters in Worcester Street by the bridge, to allow the bus to return up Black Dog Way and return to the Park and Rude point.
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