South Wootton man’s inquest moved to hotel because of building noise

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054
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An inquest into a South Wootton man’s death had to be moved to a hotel this morning because of noise from nearby building work.

Today is the third day of the hearing into the death of 36-year-old Christopher Higgins in 2013. The inquest is expected to last two weeks.

But today’s session was held up for over an hour because of the noise being made by construction workers on a site next door to the coroner’s court in Norwich where the inquest has been taking place.

After attempts to halt the work failed, the hearing was moved to the nearby Lansdowne Hotel, where proceedings finally began at around 11.20am, instead of the scheduled 10am start.

Before the session began, coroner Jacqueline Lake told the court: “I’m very sorry about the disruption and thank you for bearing with us.”

The inquest, which is being heard by a jury of six men and four women, continues.