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Inquest opens into death of New Year’s Eve crash victim

The scene of the crash on the A140 near Long Stratton in which Anthony Glover died. An inquest into his death opens on Thursday. Pic: Conor Matchett.

The scene of the crash on the A140 near Long Stratton in which Anthony Glover died. An inquest into his death opens on Thursday. Pic: Conor Matchett.

Connor Matchett

An inquest has opened into the death of an army veteran who was killed in a car crash on New Year’s Eve.

Jonathon Childs, landlord at The Boundary Pub, is organising a fundraiser for the family of Anthony Glover. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYJonathon Childs, landlord at The Boundary Pub, is organising a fundraiser for the family of Anthony Glover. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Anthony Robert Glover died at the age of 31 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on New Year’s Day following the collision on the A140 at Long Stratton.

His cause of death was given as a result of injuries sustained in the collision and uncontrollable bleeding from the liver.

Mr Glover, a scaffolder, lived in Bottom Breck Close in Norwich. He was born on January 26, 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A pre-inquest review has been set for April 8 2019.

Since Mr Glover’s death a fundraising campaign for his family, led by The Boundary Pub in Aylsham Road in Norwich where he was a regular, has raised more than £2,000.

The pub’s landlord Jonathan Childs, a friend of Mr Glover’s, said he was a “good man” and “proud to serve” in the local regiment of the Royal Anglians (Vikings).

Mr Childs said the pub will hold a charity day of soul music on January 26, which would have been Mr Glover’s birthday. Kane Hornigold will be shaving his hair off at the event, and has raised £600.

Mr Glover was the second person to die in the accident blackspot on the A140 in three months, following the death of 17-year-old Shannon Gittings from Diss in October.

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