Chris Cheeseman dies after collapsing at Malvern Hills District Council meeting

Evesham Journal: COLLAPSED: Chris Cheeseman COLLAPSED: Chris Cheeseman

A MALVERN Hills district councillor has died after collapsing while speaking at a meeting last night.

Cllr Chris Cheeseman was rushed to hospital after losing consciousness at the meeting of the planning committee, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

When Cllr Cheeseman collapsed, at about 7.40pm, fellow councillors rushed to his aid.

Cllr Jan Marriot and Cllr Adam Rea, and at least one member of the public, applied CPR while Cllr Hannah Campbell ran to the nearby Malvern Splash to fetch a defibrillator.

Paramedics soon arrived at the council chamber off Avenue Road and took over the treatment.

But Cllr Cheeseman was pronounced dead immediately following his arrival at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital.

The meeting had been called to make a decision on a controversial planning application to build housing on land of Eastward Road, on the edge of Malvern.

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10:51pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Slobbin says...

Oh how sad, and how awful for everyone affected.
Oh how sad, and how awful for everyone affected. Slobbin
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12:38pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Stewart R says...

So sad to hear about the sudden death of Mr. Cheeseman. It was only on Sunday evening that we were recalling some very happy gatherings at the Melbreak enjoying the hospitality and fabulous food served by the Cheesemans.
So sad to hear about the sudden death of Mr. Cheeseman. It was only on Sunday evening that we were recalling some very happy gatherings at the Melbreak enjoying the hospitality and fabulous food served by the Cheesemans. Stewart R
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