Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 23 January 2018

Retired company director from Rugeley died after morning cigar…

26 Nov 16

Pensioner Roy Lawton was killed after falling asleep while smoking a cigar causing his dressing gown to catch fire.

The 85-year-old fell to sleep while smoking his morning cigar which ignited the Marks and Spencer dressing gown.Mr Lawton, a retired construction company director from Rugeley, suffered severe burns and died in hospital, an inquest heard.The inquest heard Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service had tested three similar dressing gowns …

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