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Family tribute to Braintree man Christopher Woolnough who died after fall at London Stock Exchange

PUBLISHED: 16:57 12 September 2017

Christopher Woolnough. Picture: CITY OF LONDON POLICE

Christopher Woolnough. Picture: CITY OF LONDON POLICE

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The family of a Braintree man who died after falling from a balcony at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) have paid tribute to a “kind and caring family man”.

Christopher Woolnough, 56, fell from an upper level to the ground floor inside the building at Paternoster Square, central London, on August 15.

Emergency services attended the scene but he was declared dead at 10.10am by the London Ambulance service.

He had worked for the LSE for more than three decades.

His family said: “Chris was a kind and caring family man who worked for 31 years at the London Stock Exchange, as the service desk team lead.

“He never married and didn’t have children of his own but was devoted to his three nieces and nephew. He would do anything for them.

“He will be missed dearly by his family, friends and girlfriend.

“The world has lost a kind, gentle and caring man.”

The City of London Police are treating the death as non-suspicious and have submitted a report to the coroner.

A London Stock Exchange Group spokesman said: “Last month, we lost a dear and highly respected colleague, Chris Woolnough. We are incredibly saddened by his passing.

“With more than 30 years’ service with the group, Chris’s contributions were influential and his work ethic remarkable. He was a source of much support and guidance to his wider team and clients and, while progressing in his career, made many good friends.

“He is sorely missed by his colleagues and our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.”

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