North East Wales

Bridegroom dies of suspected swine flu in Wrexham

Martin Clorley and wife Nicola Bartley with children
Image caption Martin Clorley and wife Nicola Bartley on their wedding day with children Darryl, Ella and Imogen

A Wrexham father has died of suspected swine flu on Boxing Day, just 10 days after his wedding.

Martin Clorley, 37, became ill two days after his marriage to Nicola Bartley, 39, at Wrexham Register Office.

The father of two young children and a stepdaughter died a short time after being taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital on Boxing Day.

"How can somebody get the flu and then be dead? He was a healthy person," his wife asked.

The family live in Coedpoeth where Nicola Bartley works at a chemist's. The couple had been together for 12 years.

"He was a big-hearted man who doted on the children," she told the Leader newspaper.

"I've got a pile of wedding cards and another pile of sympathy cards.

"I want answers but really, nothing will help."

Ms Bartley said results of a post-mortem examination on Friday confirmed Mr Clorley had swine flu.