Police statement following the sudden death of Yeovil captain Lee Collins at the age of 32

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Police statement following the sudden death of Yeovil captain Lee Collins at the age of 32


Police have confirmed that they do not consider the sudden death of Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins to be suspicious.
The Glovers announced earlier Thursday that their skipper, 32, had tragically passed away.

Police have now said in a statement that officers were called to an address in West Coker following reports of sudden death on the evening of Wednesday March 31.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: ‘Officers witnessed a report of sudden death at an address in High Street, West Coker last night at around 5pm.

“Unfortunately, the body of a 32-year-old man has been found.

“His death is not considered suspicious and has been referred to the coroner. His family has been informed and our thoughts are with them. ”



Collins died at the age of 32

Yeovil has postponed his scheduled match against Altrincham on Good Friday.

The National League club said, “Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We ask everyone to respect family privacy at this time.

“The club will not make any further comment at this time. ”

All other National League matches will be preceded by a minute of silence.



Collins’ death not considered suspicious

A spokesperson said: “The National League is deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of Yeovil Town club captain Lee Collins. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time.

“As a sign of respect, a minute of silence before the game will take place in every National League game this weekend. ”

Collins had made eight National League appearances for the Glovers this season after joining Forest Green Rovers in 2019 and was on the bench for the Glovers’ 3-1 win over Barnet last Saturday.

He started his career with Wolves, but after failing to make a first-team appearance for Molineux roster, he embarked on a career in the lower leagues, initially leaving Wolves to join Hereford United and Port Vale in ready, winning a promotion to League Two with the Bulls in 2008.

Collins then joined Vale on a permanent deal in 2009, making 120 appearances before a 2012 move to Barnsley.

Further episodes in Shrewsbury, Northampton and Mansfield followed before his 2017 stint at Forest Green.

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