Man who died in Wetherspoons pub toilet left there overnight

One landlord said: “There is no excuse for it."


Man found dead in Wetherspoons pub toilet

The body of a dead man was left overnight in the toilets of a Wetherspoon pub.

The 53-year-old man was found the next morning by a startled cleaner at West Kirk pub in Sandgate in Ayr, the Daily Record reports.

​​​​It is understood he was found sprawled in a cubicle, which may have had an out of order sign on it.

Bosses at the Wetherspoon -owned premises - a former church in Ayr - refused to speak about the incident in detail.

The pub's owners have come under fire from other licensees who said there was "no excuse" for the dying man being abandoned in the toilet.

The man was in the pub on Friday night and sources claim he had vodka with him when he was found on Saturday.

Workers allegedly checked the toilet, but the cubicle in which he was found was said to be 'out of order'.

The duty manager working at the time refused to speak to the Daily Record about how the man could have been left in the cubicle when staff put the lights out and went home.

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The pub's toilets were rated 'gold standard' less than two years ago

Another landlord, who asked not to be named, said he was "shocked" by the death.

He added: "There is no excuse for it.

"How horrible for this man's family to know he was allowed to go cold on the floor of a pub toilet.

"There should be questions answered at the licensing board over this."

The West Kirk was awarded a "gold standard" for its toilets less than two years ago in the 'Loo of the Year Awards'.

JD Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon confirmed the death at the Ayr pub. He said: "We pass on our sympathy to the family and friends of the man.

"This was also a shock to all of the staff at the pub.

"We will assist the police in any way we can."

Ayr Police Inspector Jim Hendrie said: "There was nothing suspicious about the death. It was just unfortunate circumstances."

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