Inquest opens into death of retired clock maker from Dereham

The coroner's office on Thorpe Road, Norwich. Photo: Google Streetview

The coroner's office on Thorpe Road, Norwich. Photo: Google Streetview - Credit: Google Streetview

An inquest has opened into the death of a retired clock maker from Dereham.

Jean Evelyn, who lived at Sandford House Care Home, Swanton Road, Dereham, died after suffering a fall on January 7, 2018.

An inquest in Norwich on Wednesday heard how the 83-year-old was suffering from dementia.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake gave the medical cause of death as a subdural haematoma and dementia.

A full inquest is due to take place on April 25 in Norwich.


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Meanwhile, an inquest has also opened into the death of retired production engineer Terence Blayney-Simpon.

The 82-year-old, of Becclesgate, Dereham, died on January 7 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following an operation.

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Ms Blake said Mr Blayney-Simpon suffered a hip fracture from a fall and underwent an operation last year.

He then developed pneumonia and died. A full inquest takes place on March 29.

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