Dad (31) dies in Fathers’ Day tragedy

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A FATHER-OF-TWO was found dead by his fiancee and children on his 31st birthday on Sunday.

Alan Crawford, of Briercliffe Road, Burnley, had complained of feeling ill the previous evening.

The following morning his partner Kirsty North and his two children found him slumped by the bed and efforts to bring him round failed.

Ambulance crews were called to the family home but Mr Crawford was pronounced dead at just after 8 a.m. Police are not treating the death as suspicious. An inquest was opened yesterday into the death of Mr Crawford who had a history of epilepsy.

The hearing was adjourned pending the results of toxicology and histology tests.

His funeral is set to take place next Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Burnley Cemetery Chapel.