Sudden death

THE village of Port William was in shock and mourning yesterday after the sudden and tragic death of popular resident Helen Bell.

Helen, who was married with two sons and worked at the Aldi supermarket in Newton Stewart, died on Wednesday at her home in the village’s Main Street.

A police spokesman said: “There are no suspicious circumstances. The Procurator Fiscal has been notified and a report submitted.”

A Port William community spokesman said: “Helen will be sorely missed in the village. She always helped out a various events during Carnival Week in years gone by.

“The thoughts of the whole community are with her husband Tom and their boys and her immediate family at this time.”