WEST NORFOLK: Inquests opened on West Norfolk deaths
An inquest has been opened on well-known West Norfolk builder Matthew Thompson, who died in Addenbrooke’s Hospital at Cambridge on February 17 after a crash the previous day at Castle Rising.
Norfolk coroner William Armstrong, sitting in Norwich on Thursday, said Mr Thompson, 32, of West Way, Wimbotsham, was taken to the hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car on the A149 shortly after 3pm on February 16.
He died in the early hours of the following day from a traumatic brain injury suffered in the collision. Mr Armstrong adjourned the inquest for further information about the incident.
In a tribute to him last week, Mr Thompson’s family said: “Matthew was a popular and very well-known builder and his family are extremely proud of him.”
○ At the same Norwich hearing, the coroner said Feltwell man Neville Freeman, 79, was found in the garage at his home on February 16 with a shotgun injury to his head.
The retired mechanic, of Payne’s Lane in the village, was confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics called by a neighbour who found him.
Mr Armstrong adjourned the inquest for more information and to await the results of tissue and toxicology tests.
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