The actor who played Tinky Winky in hit children’s TV show Teletubbies was found dead near Liverpool waterfront. Police said they were called to the Mann Island area on January 17 where the body of Simon Shelton Barnes was discovered at around 7.30am. The dad-of-three, who played the much-loved purple character, died while visiting the city from his home in Bedforshire.
An actor who portrayed purple creature Tinky Winky in hit children’s TV show Teletubbies was found dead near a waterfront on Merseyside. Simon Shelton Barnes, 52, was discovered in the Mann Island area on January 17 at around 7.30am. Mr Barnes’ death is not being treated as suspicious and officers have passed the tragic incident involving the trained dancer and choreographer to the coroner, reports the Liverpool Echo. It's now emerged that he is believed to have died of 'hypothermia'.
This is the scene in Kirkby this morning after gunshots were reported and a bullet was found in the street. Armed police descended on Britonside Avenue at 5.10pm yesterday after reports that shots had been heard in the Southdene road. A bullet was discovered at the scene but police are yet to confirm whether a shooting happened. No one has been reported injured. A large cordon and two police patrol vehicles are still in place this morning - more than 14 hours after the initial report.
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