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Inquests open into deaths of elderly men in Norwich, Thetford and Caister-on-Sea

PUBLISHED: 15:13 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:13 02 February 2018

King's Lynn magistrates court where coroner's inquests are heard. Picture: Chris Bishop

King's Lynn magistrates court where coroner's inquests are heard. Picture: Chris Bishop

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Inquests have been opened into the deaths of three elderly men in Norfolk.

Retired professor Malcolm Falkus, 77, was found at his home in Earlham Road, Norwich, by a member of the public on November 28.

Assistant coroner for Norfolk Johanna Thompson, sitting at King’s Lynn, gave the cause of death as hanging. The full inquest into his death was adjourned until June 4.

Retired builder Alexander McGuire, 77, of Yaxham Road, Dereham, was found dead at a care home in Thetford on January 12. The cause of death was given as bronchopneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The full inquest was adjourned until April 5.

Retired electrician Robert Bennett, 77, of Elm Beach Caravan Park, Caister-on-Sea, was found dead at his home on November 4. The cause of death was given as an idiopathic cardiomyopathy. The full inquest was adjourned until April 5.


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