Fareham-born company director died after heart attack in Dubai

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A COMPANY director who moved abroad 12 years ago collapsed and died after a heart attack.

Geoffrey Garrett was rushed to hospital in Dubai after three of his main arteries became clogged on Saturday, June 10, an inquest heard.

Coroner David Horsley said the Fareham-born 70-year-old fell to the ground in his Al Samari apartment after the attack and hit his head – causing him to sustain a severe brain haemorrhage.

He later died at the Saudi German Hospital, less than 24 hours after being admitted.

A pathologist’s report, from Dr Adnan Al-Badir at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, found Mr Garrett had a severe, underlying case of ischemic heart disease.

Addressing Mr Garrett’s son, Sean, at an inquest at Portsmouth Coroner’s Court this morning, Mr Horsley said: ‘I am very sorry for your loss.

‘Having analysed the information given to me by the pathologist, I can say this death was down to an accident.’