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21 August 2017

Man who slipped into a coma after choking on a Greggs pasty dies in hospital

A MAN who fell into a coma after he choked on a Greggs pasty has died in hospital.

Leslie Hume’s family made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support machine at 1:30pm today.

A man who fell into a coma after choking on a Greggs chicken bake has died in hospital
A man who fell into a coma after choking on a Greggs chicken bake has died in hospital (file photo)
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The 66-year-old was left fighting for his life after he choked on a chicken bake he bought from he bakery shop in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.

Tragic Lesley had developed a disability following a stroke in his fifties which left him in a wheelchair, Gazette Live reports.

An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene a Teesside Park.

Crews rushed him to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he was in a critical condition.


His family said he stopped breathing and his heart stopped beating for 30 minutes.

He was  been in a coma until this afternoon, when his family confirmed their decision to switch off his life support machine.

His niece, Clare Marx, said: “Unfortunately he did struggle at times with swallowing and usually a coughing fit sorts him out but this time it didn’t.

The family of 66-year-old Leslie Hume made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support machine earlier today
The family of 66-year-old Leslie Hume made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support machine earlier today
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“His mind was the only part of him unaffected by the stroke and now that is damaged, the family have decided to take him off life support and to allow him to die peacefully.

“He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and cared for him.”


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