Family's grief after Saga employee David Ivin dies following Christmas party at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone
Relatives of a man who died after collapsing outside the
Saga Christmas party in Folkestone have paid tribute to a
"much-loved" family member.
David Ivin, an employee of the over-50s travel
firm, had been turned away from the Leas Cliff Hall on
The 36-year-old (pictured left) was taken to the
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, but was pronounced dead.
It was reported he had been restrained and ejected by
door staff after trying to re-join the party when he went outside
for a cigarette.
Kent Police said officers were called to reports of an assault
at just before 9.50pm.
Three men were arrested over the incident, but released without
charge on Saturday.
Mr Ivin's family described him as "larger-than-life".
They said: "Well known employee of Saga, much loved and very
much missed by all his family.
"The family request privacy to grieve."
The man was turned away
from a Christmas party at the Leas Cliff Hall
A spokesman for Saga, the Folkestone-based firm that also
specialises in insurance and finance, said the company was "deeply
saddened" by the death of a "valued colleague".
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