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Alleged sudden death of James Tirant of Hermitage | 17 October 2020

The police are investigating the alleged sudden death of James Tirant, a 62-year-old man of Hermitage, while awaiting postmortem result to determine the exact cause of death.

The police received a phone call from the son-in-law of Mr Tirant at around 4.27pm on Thursday October 15 to report the alleged sudden death of the 62-year-old.

The son-in-law was in the company of his wife who is Mr Tirant’s daughter. They had both called at the house on a courtesy visit.

Following the report, officers from the Mont Fleuri police station proceeded on scene. Upon arriving there, they met the daughter of the deceased who told them that the last time she saw her dad was on Monday when he came to St Louis at her mother’s place.

She added that on Thursday after work she came to visit her dad as she had not heard from him in the last two days.

When she arrived at his house at Hermitage, she went inside and smelled a bad odor. She then found her father lying on the floor and a wall had fallen on him.

The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency also assisted the police at the scene.

Mr Tirant was certified dead at 5.30pm and it is presumed the man had been there for at least two to three days.


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