Slough flag at half mast after death of former mayor

Sheila May Thorpe Image copyright Slough Borough Council
Image caption Mrs Thorpe and her husband had been celebrating their golden wedding anniversary

A council is flying its flag at half mast following the sudden death of its former mayor.

Sheila May Thorpe was mayor of Slough Borough Council in 1993-94 and served as both a Berkshire county councillor and Slough borough councillor.

Mrs Thorpe, 68, suffered a heart attack while celebrating her golden wedding anniversary with her husband, Mike, a former leader of the council.

The flag has been lowered on the council's offices at St Martin's Place.

Deputy mayor Mohammed Rasib said: "My thoughts are with Sheila's family at this unexpected and sad time for them all.

"She will be greatly missed by all who knew her."

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