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East Oxford man died after cardiac arrest in park, coroner’s court told


Aug 13, 2022

An east Oxford man died after suffering a heart attack in a park, a coroner’s court heard.

Omar Ali, 55, was in the ‘local park’ – not named when his inquest was opened at Oxford Coroner’s Court this week – when he suffered the cardiac arrest on May 9.

Senior coroner for Oxfordshire Darren Salter said Mr Ali, a divorcee who lived in James Street, east Oxford, ‘never recovered’ from the medical episode.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital but died on May 10, a day after his collapse.

Following a post-mortem, the cause of his death was given as hypoxic brain injury following his cardiac arrest and ‘multi-drug toxicity’. Heroin, cocaine and antidepressant medication Amitriptyline were found in his system.

A full inquest will be heard on October 4.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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