Inquest opens into death of 70-year-old Norwich market trader

Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: Simon Finlay

Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A Norwich market trader died after suffering multiple seizures.

Russell Medler, 70, from Tanager Close in Norwich, died on March 13 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake opened the inquest into his death at Norfolk Coroner's Court today.

Ms Blake said the market trader was found hanging in the garage at his home but was resuscitated.

She said Mr Medler was taken to the intensive care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but died shortly after suffering 'multiple seizures'.

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The cause of death was recorded as a brain injury due to hanging.

Mr Medler was married and was a father-of-two and grandfather.

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The full inquest has been adjourned until August 21 at the Norfolk Coroner's Court.

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