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Inquest opened after woman died on side of M11 while being transported back to Norfolk care home

PUBLISHED: 12:07 30 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:33 30 April 2020

Peggy Copeman died on the side of the road of the M11 while being transported back to Norwich from Devon. A family photograph from her 80th birthday in September 2018. Picture: Fulcher family

Peggy Copeman died on the side of the road of the M11 while being transported back to Norwich from Devon. A family photograph from her 80th birthday in September 2018. Picture: Fulcher family

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An inquest has opened into the death of a woman from Norfolk on the side of the M11.

Peggy Copeman, 81, died on the side of the M11 between junction eight and junction 11 on December 16, last year.

At an inquest opened into her death held at Norfolk Coroner’s court on Thursday, April 30, Yvonne Blake area coroner for Norfolk gave Mrs Copeman’s occupation as a housewife.

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She said on December 16, Mrs Copeman was being transported from Taunton to St Mary’s Care Home in New Buckenham, where she was resident. Ms Blake said while travelling it was realised that Mrs Copeman’s condition has worsened but she was unable to be resuscitated.

Mrs Copeman’s cause of death was given as acute pulmonary edema and heart disease, a heart attack, chronic kidney disease, schizophrenia and a liver cist.

Ms Blake said as inquest was being held into Mrs Copeman’s death, because at the time of her death she was under section two of the mental health act.

The hearing as been adjourned until July 15.


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