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Northampton man appears in court over Majorca death

  • 31 March 2011
  • From the section UK
Gary Vigors, his partner Sarah Fulton and their daughter Nicole
Gary Vigors, from Essex, leaves behind a two-year-old daughter

A man from Northampton has appeared before court in Majorca in connection with the death of a 41-year-old father from Essex.

Gary Vigors, 42, of Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, was fatally injured during a disturbance outside a bar.

Thomas Swannell, 44, of Northampton, who was part of a cricket tour of the island, was arrested on Saturday.

Mr Swannell has appeared before Palma court in connection with the death and remains in custody.

Mr Vigors had lived with his partner Sarah Fulton in Essex for 13 years and they had a daughter, Nicole aged two.

The family of Mr Vigors said in a statement issued earlier in the week: "Gary was an avid fisherman, a keen darts player, and lifelong Ipswich Football Club fan.

"Gary was a very popular local figure, with many friends, and a devoted family man."

Mr Swannell was in Majorca with a group of supporters and players from Finedon Dolben Cricket Club based in Northamptonshire.

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