NEARLY 100 shipyard workers were screened for undiagnosed heart conditions thanks to the tireless effort of one dad.

After the success of last year's screening, vital testing which could identify previously undiagnosed heart conditions has been once again offered to BAE Systems workers in Barrow.

The charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), arranged the screening at the suggestion of engineer David Hughes, whose 28-year-old son died suddenly in 2015.

Since then, David and his family have worked with CRY to draw attention to the range of conditions that can cause young, sudden cardiac death.

Angela Barker, BAE Systems' director of safety health and environment (SHE), said: "We're delighted to be able to support a second screening of our apprentices at the submarines academy today.

"This kind of activity is one of a series of health and well-being initiatives BAE Systems support. CRY's initiative is to be welcomed and we look forward to working closely with the charity in the future."

Out of the 99 employees which were screened, three of those underwent a further ecocardiogram test but were given the all clear.

A further screening is planned for July 15. The charity is also holding an open screening weekend for the young people of Barrow on November 14 and 15 at a cost of £10,000 paid for via Daniels memorial fund.