Tragedy as Town fan dies at home game

A FOOTBALL fan collapsed and died at an Ipswich Town game at Portman Road.

A FOOTBALL fan collapsed and died at an Ipswich Town game at Portman Road.

He was in the in the north stand when he was thought to have suffered a heart attack at about 3.30pm on Saturday.

The man, from the Sudbury area and understood to be in his 70s, collapsed in the bar area.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said: “We received reports that there had been a sudden death, that an elderly gentleman in the north stand had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

“Officers and the Ambulance Service attended and his next of kin have now been made aware.”

An Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We have a team at the ground for every match and they called us.”

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