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Swainswick School wall collapse victim named

Gary Anstey Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Gary Anstey, from Bristol, was working on the wall at Swainswick School, near Bath

A construction worker who died after a wall collapsed at a primary school has been named by police.

Gary Anstey, from Bristol, was working on the wall at Swainswick School, near Bath, on 19 March when the collapse happened.

The 57-year-old was taken to Southmead Hospital by air ambulance but died the following day.

In a statement, his family said he was a "loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend".

They added: "We all miss him dearly, and ask that his family be left to grieve in peace."

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Image caption Avon and Somerset Police said no children witnessed the collapse

Avon and Somerset Police said a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive would "continue until the circumstances have been established".

The wall was being built in a segregated construction site on school grounds. Police said no children witnessed the collapse.

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