Day: April 14, 2021

Man who died in hotel fire ‘was drowning in dreams for his future’

A man who died with his partner in a fire at a luxury hotel told his mother he was “drowning in dreams” for his future the day before the blaze, an inquest has heard.



a city with smoke coming out of it: (Andrew Milligan/PA)


© Andrew Milligan
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Simon Midgley, 32, and Richard Dyson, 38, were unlawfully killed when fire engulfed the five-star Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond on December 18 2017, a coroner in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, concluded on Wednesday.

Mr Midgley’s mother Jane told the hearing that her son, who ran his own travel PR and journalism business, phoned her from the hotel

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