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Charity worker who was assistant to Mother Theresa dies following alleged attack

Laura Kearns 24th Jul, 2019

A CHARITY worker who was Mother Theresa’s assistant has died following an alleged attack.

Mark Bloomfield, 54, died in hospital after being injured near the Full Moon Pub on Swansea High Street last Thursday (July 18).

Charity worker Mark – who previously lived in Stratford – spent time as an assistant to Mother Theresa, the Roman Catholic nun who worked with the poor in India and died in 1997, aged 87.

Mark’s family paid tribute to his ‘legacy’ supporting causes across the globe and empowering others to help themselves.

A spokesman said: “Mark built a legacy that will continue to live on in the countless lives that he encountered. As special assistant to Mother Teresa in Calcutta, he was an essential contributor to her mission and to those she cared for.

“In India, he organised free cataract surgery camps and founded schools that gave rare access to education for girls.

“In Africa, he helped preserve wild game by introducing ultralight aircraft to combat the onslaught of poachers.

“He will be remembered for all of this and more by his mother and three siblings.”

The family said he would continue to impact others’ lives as a registered organ donor.

Colin Payne, 61, from Swansea, is currently remanded in custody having been charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

A 21-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were both arrested and have been released under investigation.

Det Chf Insp Darren George, from South Wales said: “My sincere condolences are passed to Mr Bloomfield’s family, after he sadly passed away as a result of his injuries.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call 101 or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.

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