An inquest into the death of a 93-year-old woman who died on the A10 while being taken to hospital on Christmas Eve has been opened. 

Morven Murphy, of Oakes Court in Downham Market, was declared dead by paramedics at the Lynn Road roundabout with the A134 at Tottenhill on December 24.

She had been travelling to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn when the incident happened. 

The inquest was opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, based at County Hall, Norwich, on April 29. 

The primary medical cause of death was confirmed by the senior coroner, Jacqueline Lake, as heart failure. 

The court also heard how Mrs Murphy had been born on March 16, 1930, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and was a retired pharmacist assistance. 

A full inquest to determine the official cause of death will take place in July. 

Paying tribute to her online, her family said: “She was a dearly loved wife of the late Frank (Franny) and a much loved mother to Simon, Sally, Joanna, Tim and mother-in-law. Loved grandmother and great grandmother."

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