A WYRE Forest district and Stourport town councillor has died.

Mike Partridge was admitted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Monday and died peacefully in his sleep overnight.

Conservative, Mr Partridge, represented Areley Kings on Wyre Forest District Council, as well as serving on Stourport Town Council.

The Leader of the district council, Conservative, John Campion, said: "I am devastated by the sudden loss of a great community champion.

“Mike was a true local character, who always put his community first and for whom nothing was too much trouble.

“His sudden loss will be difficult to come to terms with and a massive void is left in his community.

“His legacy will be his hard work for the community he loved and served with pride."

He added "Mike was not only a local champion, he was also a family man and my thoughts and prayers are with Lesley, his wife, and their family."

Funeral details will be announced in due course.

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