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Police probe butler's violent death

By Emma Sword

An investigation has been launched after a butler died at a stately home.

Arthur Mellar died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in an incident at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, on July 12.

The details of the incident have not been released.

A joint investigation is being carried out by Cambridgeshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive into the circumstances surrounding his death.

David Pennell, Burghley estate director, said the house would co-operate fully with the investigation and staff were deeply saddened at the death.

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