Inquest to resume into death of man found on fire

Edward Hinds, who was homeless, was found on fire near a YMCA hostel in Peterborough at about 8.20am

Edward Hinds, who was homeless, was found on fire near a YMCA hostel in Peterborough at about 8.20am on November 8 last year. Photo: Google - Credit: Archant

The full inquest into the death of a Norfolk man who suffered burns to 85pc of his body is due to resume on Monday (August 19).

Edward Hinds, who was homeless, was found on fire near a YMCA hostel in Peterborough at about 8.20am on November 8 last year.

He was initially taken to Peterborough City Hospital by ambulance, but was later airlifted to a specialist burns unit in Chelmsford.

The 22-year-old, of no fixed address, died a day later at Broomfield Hospital.

At the opening of his inquest at Huntingdon Coroners' Court last year, his medical cause of death was given as multiple organ failure as a result of "flame burns" to 85pc of his body and smoke inhalation.


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Cambridgeshire police said Mr Hinds was from the Norfolk area.

Mr Hinds's full inquest is due to take place at Huntingdon Coroners' Court at 10am.

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