Lockdown easing tragedy as man, 21, dies on first night out since pubs reopened

A 21-year-old man has tragically died after collapsing in the street on a night out during Magic Monday.

His death was deemed 'non-suspicious' after emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 7pm in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

Witnesses described the area as very busy as open-air drinking was permitted for the first time in months under lockdown rule changes.

The surrounding area including part of the seaside town's High Street was closed for several hours, GrimsbyLive reports.

One person said it was "more like a busy Sunday night than a Monday."

The young man was taken to hospital by ambulance.

But Humberside Police have sadly confirmed on Tuesday morning that he has passed away.

Police are now looking into the cause of his death, which isn't thought to be suspicious.

The man's family have been informed of his death and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: "We were called to Grant Street in Cleethorpes shortly before 7.15pm yesterday, (Monday, April 12 2021).

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"A man was reported to have collapsed in the street and there was concern for his welfare and safety.

"Emergency services attended immediately and took a 21 year-old man to hospital for treatment.

"Sadly the man passed away in hospital.

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"The man’s family have been informed of his death and are being supported by specially trained officers.

"Our sympathies are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

"The circumstances of the man’s death are not thought to be suspicious and enquiries will continue to establish the cause of his passing."

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It comes after crowds filled the streets of London as Brits enjoyed their first drinks in months.

Lockdown rules eased on Monday, (April 12), with bars, pubs and restaurants finally allowed to open their doors for outdoor drinking and eating.

Revellers flocked to local boozers, and with plastic cups filled with drink in their hands, danced in the street.

However, some have said there was "very little" social distancing seen as Brits celebrated the easing of Lockdown, writes The Mirror.

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The scenes have been compared to 'VE Day' with the number of people filling the streets, as the hospitality sector forced to service customers in outdoor seating areas as part of the latest rules.

A witness, Attila Kulcsar, said the crowds in Soho, known for its nightlife, felt "like a return to the 'real Soho' of the 1990s".

But he warned there was 'little' social distancing as the 'raucous' scenes played out before his eyes.

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Hordes of revellers joined others in Old Compton Street and surrounding streets to enjoy al-fresco dining and drinks, with several West End streets closed to traffic between 5pm and 11pm to create more outdoor areas.

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