A Scottish man has spoken of his feelings of guilt after his new civil partner died just a fortnight after the ceremony.

65-year-old Norman Drew, a catering worker from Inverness, said he was shocked by the sudden death of 24-year-old Karol Szymaniak, reports the Press and Journal.

On Friday 1st February he left Mr Szymaniak to go to work.

When he returned he found his Polish partner having a epileptic fit.

They had been in a relationship for a year and had entered into a civil partnership just two weeks before Mr Szymaniak’s death.

Mr Drew, who has four children, told the paper:

“I feel guilty I was not there when it happened. I might have been able to help him. I have always been there in the past when he has had a fit.

“We were like a normal happily married couple with rows and all the other aspects of domestic life,” he added.

After a funeral service on Saturday the Pole’s body was returned to his home town of Dzialdowo.