WATCH: Bagpipes play in honour of Calderdale paramedic Mark Stanley

Bagpipes were played yesterday evening in Halifax to honour those who have died of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Crowds gathered, keeping within government social-distancing rules, as Amazing Grace filled the air at Halifax Ambulance Station, on North Parade, at around 8pm.

Following the Thursday evening 'Clap for the NHS', the bagpipes played to honour of emergency workers who have lost their lives to Covid-19, including specialist paramedic Mark Stanley, who lived in Sowerby Bridge.

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Spokesperson for his family and personal friend, Mark Rattigan said the evening was 'very moving'.

Mark Stanley during a swim competition in WindermereMark Stanley during a swim competition in Windermere
Mark Stanley during a swim competition in Windermere | jpimedia

Mr Stanley died in Calderdale Royal Hospital's Intensive Care Unit today after battling with the deadly virus for over a week.

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"Mark put his life on the line to save others.

"He was as fit as lop and to see someone die of this virus so quickly just shows the seriousness of the situation.

Mark Stanley died today after fighting Covid-19Mark Stanley died today after fighting Covid-19
Mark Stanley died today after fighting Covid-19 | jpimedia

"It's not everyone, but there is a one percent of people not taking this virus seriously.

"It's negligence and inconsideration of certain people which I believe is causing unnecessary coronavirus deaths."

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