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Inquest opens into death of West Winch woman, 19



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An inquest has been opened into the death of a young West Norfolk woman last month.

Lauren Malt, who was 19, died at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital on January 23, following an incident in West Winch, where she lived.

An inquest into her death was formally opened and adjourned during a short hearing at the coroner's court in Norwich this morning.

The Norfolk Coroner's Court at County Hall, Norwich (54420852)
The Norfolk Coroner's Court at County Hall, Norwich (54420852)

The medical cause of death was given as chest and abdominal injuries as a consequence of a road traffic collision.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake adjourned the inquest for a review hearing, which is due to take place on August 4.

No date for a full inquest hearing was set, due to ongoing proceedings in the case.

An inquest into the death of Lauren Malt, 19, was opened and adjourned today.
An inquest into the death of Lauren Malt, 19, was opened and adjourned today.

Lauren's father, Nigel Malt, 44, was remanded in custody last month charged with her murder.

He is next due to appear before Norwich Crown Court on April 1 and a provisional trial date has been set for late June.



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