Two pest controllers found dead at poultry factory named by police

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Neil Moon and Jon Collins died at Banham Poultry in Attleborough, Norfolk.

Neil Moon

Two pest controllers who were found dead at a poultry processing factory after a suspected gas leak have been named by police.

The bodies of Neil Moon, 49, and Jon Collins, 34, were found at Banham Poultry in Attleborough, Norfolk, at about 1.10am on October 4.

Norfolk Police said a possible refrigeration gas leak was being investigated as a line of inquiry.

Initial Home Office post-mortem examinations were carried out this week and require further investigation, the force said.

The family of Mr Collins, from Watton in Norfolk, described him as a “devoted family man who will continue to be loved and missed by all those who knew him”.

Mr Moon was from Spalding in Lincolnshire.

Jon Collins
Jon Collins was from Watton in Norfolk (Family handout/Norfolk Police)


His widow, who did not give her name, described him as “the most amazing husband and father”.

“There are no words to describe the loss I feel,” she said. “Life will never be the same again.

“Tonight there will be a brighter star in the sky.”

His son described him as “my hero and the best father I could’ve ever asked for”, and his daughter said: “I will miss him so much and cherish all the memories we had together.”

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