Woman chokes to death at Beefeater pub

By Nikkie Sutton

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Tragic incident: a spokesperson for Whitbread said their thoughts are with the guest's family (image credit: Google maps)
Tragic incident: a spokesperson for Whitbread said their thoughts are with the guest's family (image credit: Google maps)
Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to a Beefeater pub after they received reports of a woman choking earlier this week (26 June).

East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the Anchor pub, which is part of the Whitbread group, on Lakeside Parkway in North Lincolnshire.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a woman has died at a business premises off Lakeside Parkway in Scunthorpe.

“Officers and emergency crews were called. Investigations into the cause of the woman’s death are in their early stages, but initial indications are that there are no suspicious circumstances.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called to the pub following reports of a diner choking.

Fast response

A spokesperson added: “We received a call to an incident at the Anchor pub, at Lakeside Parkway in Scunthorpe.

“The caller reported a patient who was choking. We sent a paramedic on a fast response vehicle, a double-crewed ambulance and the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.”

A spokeswoman for Whitbread said: “Our thoughts are with the lady’s friends and family at this very sad time.”

Meanwhile, in August last year a man died during a family meal,​ despite pub staff performing CPR on him, an inquest heard.

Choking on food

Gordon Isaacs was eating a meal at the Star Inn, in Watchet, Somerset, on Saturday 29 July when he began to choke on his food, according to Somerset Live​​.

The coroner’s office confirmed that pub staff were very helpful with CPR, according to Mr Isaccs’ next of kin.

The 74-year-old was taken to hospital at 10.15am on 29 July, but died at 9.50pm on Sunday 30 July.

Senior Somerset coroner Tony Williams recorded a verdict of accidental death, stating that Mr Isaacs choked on food, resulting in cardiac arrest.

The Morning Advertiser ​​tried to contact the Star Inn for comment, but had not received a response at the time of going to press.

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