Two elderly women died after falls, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 13:02 03 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:50 03 January 2020

Norfolk Coroner's Court at Carrow House in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk Coroner's Court at Carrow House in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Two elderly women died in hospital after falls, an inquest has heard.

Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, opened the inquests of June Evans and Janet McIntosh on January 3 at Norfolk Coroners Court.

Miss Evans, 78, died at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on December 13. The medical cause of death was a fall with severe rhabdomyolysis.

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Mrs Lake set an inquest date for March 17.

Janet McIntosh, 81, from Attleborough, died on December 20 at the NNUH after suffering a ruptured abdominal and aortic aneurysm following a fall.

The coroner said the 81-year-old had suffered a fracture and had been lying for a long time before setting an inquest date of March 12.

Mrs Lake also opened three inquest pre-inquest reviews, adjourning the inquests into the deaths of 27-year-old Craig Cooke and 33-year-old Adam Milikin until March 6 and April 3 respectively.

The inquest of Nicolas Ireland will be held on January 27.

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