Open verdict for asbestos death

An inquest into the death of Brenda Warsop of Bicker was held at Spalding Magistrates Court.
An inquest into the death of Brenda Warsop of Bicker was held at Spalding Magistrates Court.
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Mystery surrounds the death of a Bicker woman who was diagnosed with a condition commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.

An open verdict was recorded at an inquest for Brenda Warsop (71) who died on September 22 from mesothelioma for which at least seven out of ten people diagnosed with it claim to have had contact with asbestos, according to figures from Cancer Research UK.

During the inquest at Spalding Magistrates Court on Friday, south Lincolnshire senior coroner Professor Robert Forrest said Mrs Warsop died from the condition even though no evidence had been found that either she or her family had ever been exposed to asbestos.

Prof Forrest added: “Brenda Warsop died of mesothelioma but we don’t know how she was exposed to asbestos.”