A Polish man who collapsed and died in a Witham road has been described as “a lovely guy who was always smiling” by his boss.

Pawel Kwiecinski, who is believed to have lived in Greenwell Road, Witham, died last Sunday after he was found lying in Bronte Road at about 3am.

Residents and ambulance crews tried in vain to resuscitate the 39-year-old, who worked as a window manufacturer at Masterframe Windows, based in Crittall Road, Witham.

Managing director Alan Burgess said: “He was very well thought of by all his colleagues.

“He was lovely guy and he was always smiling."

See this week's Witham Times for the full story.