Inquest into Kerri McAuley’s death is discontinued at Norfolk Coroner’s Court

Kerri McAuley. Photo: Norfolk Police

Kerri McAuley. Photo: Norfolk Police - Credit: Norfolk Police

An inquest into the death of Kerri McAuley has been discontinued.

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lake formally ended the proceedings at Norfolk Coroner's Court today (Monday, July 31) into Ms McAuley, who died after she was brutally murdered by her former partner Joe Storey on January 8 this year.

Storey was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of Ms McAuley's murder following a trial at Norwich Crown Court.

Mrs Lake said in light of Storey's conviction for murder, the inquest, which opened in January, could be discontinued.

She said: 'I understand that as a result of those proceedings a life sentence has been imposed with a minimum of 24 years.

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'Under these circumstances I do not propose continuing this investigation.'

Ms McAuley, a 32-year-old mother-of-two, suffered 19 separate injuries to her face and head in the attack at her home in Southalls Way.

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It has emerged that Storey has now lodged an appeal against his sentence.

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