‘He was a true gent and will be missed by all’

Andrew Gibson
Andrew Gibson
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A St Helens man found dead in the basement of a school has been described as “a true gentleman”.

The body of Andrew Gibson, the site manager at Blue Coat School in Liverpool, was found in a basement room - away from pupils - shortly after midday last Wednesday (October 8).

The 54-year-old was discovered by police after a member of school staff reported their concerns for the safety of a colleague.

The basement room and surrounding area were cordoned off to allow a police investigation into the Mr Gibson’s death to be carried out.

Police initially described his death as “unexplained” but have since determined that there were no suspicious circumstances.

A file has been prepared for the coroner.

Mr Gibson’s family were supported by police and neighbourhood officers liaised with the Church Road school and local authority to ensure that pupils, parents and staff were given appropriate information and support.

Mr Gibson’s family have paid an emotional tribute.

His wife, Rebecca Gibson, said: “Andrew was a true gentleman, a family man. He was a father of two wonderful sons and a devoted husband. He loved his family and was a keen cyclist. He will be greatly missed.

“At this time his family need time to come to terms with the tragic loss of Andrew and are very grateful for all the best wishes received.”