Day of heartbreak.
David Gilson's Garswood service station in St Helens was ransacked by burglars on September 7, just hours after he was killed in a road accident in Italy.
Four-and-a-half hours later, Mr Gilson's wine and mini-supermarket at Oakdene filling station, at Ulnes Walton, near Ley-land, Lancashire, was destroyed in a blaze.
Mr Gilson's son Mark, 38, yesterday reopened the Oakdene filling station.''It is amazing when tragedy like this happens how family and friends and staff can all pull together,'' he said. ``You have to keep yourself busy and try to keep positive, and the staff have been working really hard.''
Police said the fire and theft were unrelated.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Sep 25, 2002|
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