Northern Rock treasurer dies


The former treasurer of Northern Rock, who retired with a £2.5m pension pot when the bank collapsed but was racked with remorse over its decline, has been found dead at his home.

The body of Keith Currie, 56, was discovered at his house in Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, police said last night.

It was reported that his marriage broke down earlier this year and he had become withdrawn while suffering from depression and alcohol problems.