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Inquest opens into death of 31-year-old struck by train in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 09:36 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09 13 February 2018

Carrow House, which is the new home of Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Carrow House, which is the new home of Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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An inquest has opened into the death of a 31-year-old man who was struck by a train in Norwich.

James Roe, of Birkbeck Road, died at the Sandy Lane bridge on February 5 this year.

An inquest in Norwich on Monday heard that Mr Roe was pronounced dead at the scene.

His medical cause of death was given as multiple head and chest injuries.

The inquest was adjourned until August 3, at 10am, for a full hearing.

An inquest review was also held into the death of former Liverpool footballer Frank Lockey. The 84-year-old, who lived at Howlett Close, Dereham, was found dead at the Julian Hospital in Norwich on August 24 last year.

His cause of death was given as ischaemic heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Senior Coroner Jacqueline Lake said a serious incident requiring investigation report was needed before the inquest can go ahead.

It was adjourned to April 6 for another pre-inquest review.


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