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Wind-up radio inventor Trevor Bayliss dies, 80.

THE inventor of the wind-up radio, Trevor Baylis, has died aged 80.

He is believed to have died of natural causes in his home on Eel Pie Island, in Twickenham, yesterday.

David Bunting, who runs his company, Trevor Baylis Brands, said he had been ill for a long time and has no living relatives.

Mr Baylis, who was awarded a CBE for services to intellectual property in 2015 and was a honorary professor at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, had been seriously debilitated, having suffered from Crohn's disease, he added.

Scotland Yard said his death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

"Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 8.47am on Monday March 5 to reports of a man taken ill at an address in Eel Pie Island, Twickenham," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. "Officers attended and the man, believed aged in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene."

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Date:Mar 6, 2018
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