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Man's body removed from Gloucester city centre house

By citizenmike  |  Posted: December 29, 2013


A man's body was removed from a house in Nettleton Road

A man's body was found at a Gloucester city centre house yesterday.

Tributes have been paid to the man, named locally as John Paul Stewart, who was in his late 30s. He is thought to have suffered a heart attack.

Police and ambulance crews arrived at a terraced house in Nettleton Road, off Eastgate Street, at around 3.30pm and a body was removed at 7.15pm.

A spokeswoman for the South West Ambulance Service said: "We received a report that a man had suffered a cardiac arrest. Upon arrival he was not breathing and not conscious. There was nothing more we could do for him."

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Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

It is thought that Mr Stewart, who did not have any children, had battled a drug addiction.

Former Barton mock mayor Delroy Ellis has paid tribute to his old school friend. He said: "Sad to hear the news of John Paul, someone I grew up with and went to school with. It was only last week that I was talking to him about things he wanted to do. My thoughts are with all of his family at this sad time."

Friend Kelly Lee added: "I lived in the same hostel as him when I was 15. He hasn't been the best person in the world but he had a heart of gold. We knew him as Cha-Cha and he was a truly lovely guy.

"I got to know him at the hostel and through the years we have kept in contact. It is such a shame what has happened."

Hundreds of people rallied on Facebook to pay tribute to Mr Stewart.

Kerry Newman said: “Life can be so cruel sometimes. John will be missed and was loved by so many. I'm gutted.”

Claire Stokes added: “John had a heart of gold and will be missed but not forgotten.”

Kelly Myatt said: “He was always known by my lot as a loveable rogue.”

E-mail your tributes to mike.wilkinson@glosmedia.co.uk