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Inquests being held into eight deaths in Oxfordshire this week


Jul 31, 2022

Inquests will be held into the deaths of eight people at Oxfordshire’s coroner’s court this week.

The hearings – held at County Hall – will see the coroner answer four questions: the identity of the person who died, and how, when and where they came by their death.

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Tuesday, August 2

10am – Jennifer Wong, 32, from Oxford, died when her bicycle was involved in a collision with an HGV in Headington on September 26, 2021. Tributes to the Oxford Brookes staff member last year described her as 'lovely, caring and kind'.

Wednesday, August 3

10am – Judith Lavell, 86, from Wallingford, died on March 18 in Wallingford

11am – Marc Wilson, 49, from Oxford, died on January 19 in Oxford

12pm – Mark Nicholls, 72, from Abingdon, died on March 24 in Goring

2pm – Clive Buckley, 76, from Woodstock, died on April 15 in Woodstock

3.15pm – Jack Fane, 30, from Thame, died on April 18 in Thame

Thursday, August 4

11.45am – Anthony Steinthal, 65, from Reading, died on June 6 at the John Radcliffe Hospital

1pm – Brynley Torrington, 78, from Bampton, died on June 7 at the John Radcliffe Hospital

On Tuesday, the coroner is expected to hear a pre-inquest review into the death of Chegory McCarty, 35, in Bicester.

Pre-inquest reviews are typically held ahead of more complex inquests, where the coroner may need to rule on points of law or decide which witnesses should attend to give evidence.

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

To get in touch with him email: Tom.Seaward@newsquest.co.uk

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