A PRINTER who had worked all his life in the industry died as a result of industrial disease, an inquest heard.

Ian Chase, 62, spent all of his working life in London for his own printing company before retiring to Holmfirth in 2008.

In a statement Mr Chase’s son Christopher said: “My father left school at 14 and trained as a printer before setting up his own printing company. In the trade at that time he was in contact with yellow and white ink with no protective equipment or breathing protection given.”

The court heard how Mr Chase senior had been reluctant to go to his GP when he started noticing symptoms and as a result his subsequent cancer had reached a more significant level.

He underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy but it failed to prevent the tumour spreading.

He died on June 5 this year at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Coroner Prof Paul Marks confirmed Ian Chase died as a result of an industrial disease.