Screening is a success

A pioneering cardiac clinic has had another successful screening for the residents of Tendring.

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) held its fourth clinic on Saturday as a way of testing people aged from 14 to 35 for any heart abnormalities.

The clinic, one of just a few in the country, was established through the parents of Andrew Gard from Frinton who died just two days before his 18th birthday in 1997 of a sudden cardiac death.

A total of 13 people came to have their hearts screened with an ECG (electrocardiogram) and are awaiting results, which will be checked by a cardiologist in London.