Inquests being held into eight deaths in Oxfordshire this week

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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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