Dorset Firefighter Named

A Dorset firefighter found dead in Weymouth has been named as 43 year old Gary Roger Hayward.

His body was discovered in the vacant building of the old Weymouth firestation on Thursday November 1st. 

Police are not treating the death as suspicious, the coroner has been notified, and next of kin have been told.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

Not long after he was found, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Ben Ansell said:

"We are saddened to learn of the death of one of our firefighters from Weymouth.

"Obviously this is a very difficult time for his family and for members of the staff.

"Our thoughts and support are with them all."