Victim’s family pay tribute

THE family of the fourth patient to be poisoned and die at Stepping Hill Hospital have paid tribute to him.

Glasgow-born William Dickson, 82, died on New Year’s Eve, and detectives are investigating whether the poisoning he suffered at the Stockport hospital was a factor in his death.

Today, the pensioner’s family issued a statement saying: “Bill was a very kind and generous man with a great sense of humour.

“He was a hard-working and dedicated journalist, well respected by his colleagues.

“A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be sorely missed by his family.”