Marcus Pepper, who owned his own landscape gardening company, died while his colleague jumped into a nearby tree and managed to climb down. Two men hand themselves in over Oxford Circus fight that sparked mass evacuation Mr Pepper died at Hall Grove Farm estate in Bagshot, Surrey, at around lunchtime on Monday. His colleague was taken to Frimley Park Hospital to be treated for his injuries. Conrad Sturt, landlord of the Half Moon in Windelsham, said: ‘Here at The Half Moon we are all in deep shock to learn of the very untimely death of Marcus Pepper someone who was very dear to us.
‘Marcus was a very valued member of our team when he worked for us and he became a regular customer here too. ‘Marcus was always very popular, a tireless worker, a good and decent man and always the life and soul of any party.We extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to his wonderful family and all his many friends at what must be a very difficult time for them all.’ Surrey police are carrying out an investigation along with the Health and Safety Executive. Formal identification is yet to take place.
A police spokesman said: ‘We attended Hall Grove Farm Industrial Estate where a man sadly died. It is believed that he was electrocuted. ‘The man’s family have been informed. The incident has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive and Her Majesty’s Coroner for Surrey.’