Staff at a regional newspaper are mourning the sudden death of one of the title’s longest serving employees.
David Neal, who was senior motors representative at the Grimsby Telegraph, was found dead at home on Monday morning after failing to turn up for work.
It is believed David, who was 64, passed away at some point over the weekend. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Managing director of the Northcliffe Media owned Grimsby and Scunthorpe Media Group, Mark Price, announced the sad news to staff on Tuesday morning.
He said David was a model employee and his clients and colleagues were all very fond of him.
Said Mark: “David began his career with us on 8 February 1982 and recently celebrated 30 years with the company.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with David for 25 years. In all of that time, his dedication and enthusiasm for his work has never ceased. He was one of the first reps to ‘show me the ropes’ when I joined the Grimsby Telegraph in 1987, and assisted in my early years. I will miss his friendship and loyalty to our company hugely.”
David was a keen hill walker and mountaineer, having passed his mountaineering leader qualification some years back.