Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills still 'fighting for his life'

Fisherman's Friends giving statement in Port Isaac The Fisherman's Friends said friends and families were pulling together following the accident in Surrey on Saturday

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A Cornish shanty group singer injured in a music venue accident in which the group's tour manager died is "fighting for his life", the group has said.

Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills suffered critical injuries after being hit by a falling metal door at G Live in Guildford, Surrey, on Saturday.

Tour manager Paul McMullen, of Disley in Cheshire, died in the incident.

The group has thanked well-wishers, saying they were "touched and moved" by the response.

'Concern and support'

Police were called to the London Road venue just after 11:45 GMT on Saturday after a report that two men were trapped under a metal door in a loading bay.

The 10-piece group, from Port Isaac, were due on stage that evening.

Officers said Mr McMullen suffered serious injuries to his legs and died at the scene.

Mr Grills was taken by ambulance to St George's Hospital in south London.

The hospital confirmed he was still in a critical condition.

Speaking in Port Isaac, singer Jon Cleave said: "The Fisherman's Friends are very touched and moved by the concern and support shown for our friends, Trevor and Paul.

G Live in Guildford The accident happened at G Live in Guildford

"We would like to express our and Port Isaac's thanks to everyone for that.

"It's part-and-parcel of our Cornish community to pull together, one-and-all, in such times; and that is what we are doing.

"Trevor is fighting for his life in the presence of his family in hospital in Tooting.

"All our love and thoughts are with them at this time."

The Health and Safety Executive said it and Surrey Police were investigating the incident, described by G Live as a "serious accident".

Guildford Borough Council said it was "helping in any way we can during this very difficult and sad time".

It said: "This is a complex area for investigation and our health and safety team will continue to offer any necessary assistance.

"Our building control team will also continue to advise on ensuring the site remains safe."

The Fisherman's Friends were given a £1m recording contract after being discovered by music industry bosses during a pub concert.

They have since performed at the Glastonbury Festival.

Ealing Studios is working on developing a film charting the rise of the a capella group.

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