Shock death of Clitheroe character Peter (59)

The late Peter Crompton

The late Peter Crompton

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Tributes have been paid to a “larger than life” Clitheroe character who died aged 59.

Family and friends attended a funeral service for Peter Crompton on Monday, who died suddenly with his little dog, Dylan, by his side.

His friend and Ribble Valley ghostwalker, Simon Entwistle, this week paid tribute to Peter saying: “For those of you living in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley, you will be sorry to hear that Peter Crompton has passed away.

“Peter’s untimely death has come as a shock to all of us who knew him. He was a huge fan of Facebook and his posts will be missed.

“He was very political – an ardent socialist and also a huge fan of Glasgow Rangers and the politics that went with them.

“Peter’s real talent came in taking the mickey out of people, I was the butt of many of his jokes at the bar of the Dog and Partridge, in Clitheroe. And yet it was impossible to take offence. Most of his ‘victims’ would end up laughing at themselves as I did on many occasions. I do not think Peter would thank me for this, but he will go down in local history as a town character like his dad, the late Richard. He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.”