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Britain’s oldest man dies aged 108

A centenarian who was thought to be Britain’s oldest man and put his longevity down to drinking vinegar has died aged 108.

John Mansfield, known as Jack, died on Sunday evening just 16 days before his 109th birthday.

In October he was named the oldest man in the country according to the website Oldest in Britain, which relies on members of the public submitting information on people aged 105 and above.

Mansfield, who had six children with his late wife, Beatrice, and had 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild, died in his sleep at Tynefield Court care home in Etwall, Derbyshire.

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