Woman who died suddenly in Santander bank in Mare Street was community champion who had MBE

Phyllis Manning MBE, died on Monday at Santander bank in Mare Street. Picture: Hayley Madden

Phyllis Manning MBE, died on Monday at Santander bank in Mare Street. Picture: Hayley Madden - Credit: Archant

An 82-year-old woman who died at a branch of Santander bank in Mare Street, Hackney, on Monday morning has been named.

It is understood Phyllis Manning, who received an MBE for services to scouting in 1998, suffered a cardiac arrest while at the branch.

London Ambulance Services attended the incident but sadly Ms Manning died at the bank. A spokesman said: “We sent a single responder in a car, a motorcycle paramedic and two ambulance crews to the scene. The first member of staff arrived within six minutes of the 999 calls. We treated a woman who had suffered a cardiac arrest. Sadly, she died at the scene.”

A post-mortem at Poplar Coroner’s Court, Poplar High Street ruled that Ms Manning, who suffered from ischaemic heart disease had died of natural causes.

A Santander spokesman said: “We are offering our branch staff support and our thoughts and condolences are with the customer’s family.”

n An obituary will be in the Hackney Gazette next week.