Man, 29, died from stab wound to heart, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of a Thetford 29-year-old will cover the handling of a call to Norfolk pol

An inquest into the death of a Thetford 29-year-old will cover the handling of a call to Norfolk police. Pictured, police headquarters in Wymondham. Photo: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A 29-year-old man from Thetford bled to death after suffering a stab wound to his heart, an inquest heard.

Craig Barnes, of Station Road, Thetford, died on Monday, May 7, 2018, as a result of his injury.

A post-mortem examination report gave his medical cause of death, which took place in Thetford, as exsanguination, or loss of blood, following the chest wound.

At a pre-inquest review hearing at Norfolk Coroner's Court this afternoon, (Wednesday, July 3), senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said the scope of the inquest would cover the handling of a call to Norfolk police, the attendance of officers, and Mr Barnes' medical cause of death.

Evidence will include the post-mortem examination and toxicology reports and witnesses will include mental health workers at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), doctors, police officers and call handlers.


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The inquest will begin on Wednesday, August 7, and conclude on Friday, August 9.

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