UPDATE WEDNESDAY 6PM: There is still no word on exactly how a 42-year-old man died after being attacked at his home in Spalding.
Warren Free died in hospital on Friday and an inquest into his “unnnatural” death was opened and adjourned by south Lincolnshire senior coroner Prof Robert Forrest today.
During the inquest in Boston, Prof Forrest said: “My understanding is police were called to an incident at Coronation Close in Spalding just before midday on August 28 when a man had been assaulted.
“The man died as a result of his injuries and inquiries into his death are now ongoing.
“While it is clear that Mr Free’s death is an unnatural one and is associated with his injuries, I am not yet in a position to confirm what the actual, detailed cause of death is.”
For the full story, read Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.
WEDNESDAY 9.30AM: An inquest is due to open later today into the death of Warren Free (42) after he was attacked at his home in Spalding.
South Lincolnshire coroner Prof Robert Forrest is expected to hear evidence from the detective leading the inquiry into Mr Free’s death which is being treated as murder.
DCI Martin Holvey from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit is due to give details of how Mr Free died after suffering a serious head injury at his home in Coronation Close during the early hours of last Thursday.
Inquests are held in the event of a violent death, including murder, and after a post-mortem takes place.
For a full report on the inquest, read Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.