THE death of a nightshift staff member at Stephens Bakery in Rosyth has resulted in all stores closing as a mark of respect.

Emergency services were called to the Primrose Lane bakery at around 10.30pm last night to reports of a medical incident.

Talia Sarafilovic, director at Stephens Bakery, said: "I can confirm the sad news that one of our nightshift team passed away at our Rosyth bakery last night of natural causes.

"Production was suspended and, as a mark of respect, all of our shops are closed today.

"Everyone at Stephens Bakery is shocked and saddened and we send our deepest condolences to our colleague’s family and friends."

Signage at Stephens shops on Friday confirmed that production was stopped out of respect following the death of a "valued member" of the bakery team.

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The message reads: "We are deeply saddened that a valued member of our bakery team passed away last night.

"Out of respect for him and his family, and to care for his colleagues, production was stopped.

"Therefore, we will not be opening our shops today.

"Thank you for your understanding."

Police Scotland confirmed that officers attended to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service at the scene.

A spokesperson said: "Around 10.30 pm on Thursday, 4 May 2023, police attended a business address in Primrose Lane, Rosyth to assist Scottish Ambulance Service colleagues with a medical incident."