Heartbroken Londoner pleads for Covid deniers to take pandemic seriously minutes after the death of his wife – My London

A bereaved man has made a desperate plea to Londoners to take the rules seriously minutes after after losing his wife to Covid.

Martin Freeborn broke down in tears at Royal London Hospital begging people to be careful so they don’t end up in the same position as him.

Martin told the BBC he lost his wife Helen Freeborn, 64, to coronavirus and an infection.

Martin Freeborn with his wife Helen, who died aged 64 at Royal London Hospital
(Image: BBC)

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He broke down in tears explaining: “Nobody wants to go through this. I would not wish this on anybody. It really is horrible.

The devastating report from the BBC showed Royal London completely overwhelmed with nurses breaking down crying and emergency care staff explaining they are out of beds.

“My wife lost her fight for life. It was a mixture of Covid and an infection that finally finished her off.

“In the last half hour I have lost her.”

Martin showed pictures of his grandchildren with his late wife. He told the BBC: “She loved being a Grandma”
(Image: BBC)

When asked about people flaunting the rules Martin sobbed: “It makes me really angry.

“It is real. People really do need to lockdown and themselves because you don’t want this to happen.

Martin Freeborn speaks to the BBC moments after losing his wife Helen to Covid-19

“Please wake up and please be overly careful. You can not do enough to keep yourself safe.

“Do not end up like us please.”

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