Former police officer named as man who died in Crawley town centre

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The man who died after a fall in Crawley town centre last Wednesday (January 20) has been named by his family.

He is Kenneth Hunt, 84, of Northgate.

Mr Hunt, who has lived in Crawley since the 1970s, served Sussex Police for 28 years and rose to the role of Chief Superintendent.

He leaves his nieces and nephews, who said: “He will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.”

A member of the public attempted to save Mr Hunt’s life after he fell in The Boulevard.

Two ambulance crews were sent to the scene, near the town hall, and the road was partially closed while CPR was carried out.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “There was already a first aider at the scene, who began CPR. We were grateful for that.

“Our crews continued CPR that proved unsuccessful, and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”

Mr Hunt’s funeral will be held on Thursday February 4 at 12.15pm in the memorial chapel at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium.

Donations if desired can be made to The British Heart Foundation courtesy of The Martins Funeral Directors.

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