Inquest of man who was killed in Norwich car park adjourned

David Hastings was stabbed to death at Rose Lane car park on Saturday. Picture: Norfolk Police

David Hastings was stabbed to death at Rose Lane car park on Saturday. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

The inquest into the death a man who was killed in a city car park has been adjourned while an investigation continues.

Boquet of flowers left at the scene where David Hastings was murdered. PIC: Peter Walsh

Boquet of flowers left at the scene where David Hastings was murdered. PIC: Peter Walsh - Credit: Archant

Mr Hastings, 48, of Long Row, Norwich, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after being attacked with a knife in the early hours of June 23, but died of his injuries.

Rolands Heinbergs, 22, has pleaded not guilty to Mr Hastings' murder near the Rose Lane car park in Norwich.

At a Norwich Crown Court hearing last week, Ian James, for Heinbergs, said his client indicated he wished to defend himself in court.

As Judge Stephen Holt was discussing a future trial date, Heinbergs, who previously stated he was Latvian, asked: 'Can I be deported?'.


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At the time of his death Mr Hastings was homeless.

On Monday, assistant coroner Johnana Thompson adjourned the inquest for a pre-hearing at Carrow House, Norwich, on March 18.

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