Roofer who died in field near Dereham named

PUBLISHED: 13:11 08 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:57 08 January 2020

Norfolk coroner's court. Picture: David Bale

Norfolk coroner's court. Picture: David Bale


A 22-year-old man who died in a field in mid-Norfolk has been named.

Benjamin Bassett, from Necton, died in a field off Bradenham Lane, in Scarning near Dereham, on October 28 last year.

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At an inquest opened into his death held at Norfolk Coroner's Court on Wednesday January 8, Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, said before his death Mr Bassett has been employed as a roofer.

His medical cause of death was given as multiple skeletal injuries and a right hemothorax.

The inquest has been adjourned until March 11 2020.

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