A CORONER has paid tribute to a pathologist who died at his home.
Dr Anthony Caslin, aged 52, of Y Felinheli, appeared at a number of high profile inquests including that of ex-Greater Manchester chief constable Michael Todd.
Senior coroner for North West Wales Dewi Pritchard-Jones said at Caernarfon that he had been informed on Friday of the death of Dr Caslin, who was based at Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor.
The doctor hadn't appeared at inquests for some time.
Mr Pritchard-Jones said he had launched an investigation and there would be an inquest in due course.
He said:"It is a sad loss.
“Tony Caslin was not only a well-known pathologist who attended inquests and carried out post-mortems but was known as a histopathologist.
"That was his speciality. What he was especially known for was the work he did on cancer cases. There are today many people walking around having been cured because of Tony Caslin's diagnosis."
The coroner added: "He was a true scientist and the work he carried out under the microscope has solved many cases."