Inquest into death of Gaer patient adjourned

AN INQUEST has been opened and adjourned into the death of a 30-year-old woman.

Dionne Whittington, died on April 20, a Gwent Coroner’s Court heard yesterday. David Arnold, coroner’s officer, said: “Police officers entered a property in the Gaer, Newport after concerns of a female patient who had absconded from the casualty ward at the Royal Gwent Hospital. On arrival a female was found lifeless and unresponsive at the bedroom of the property. She was pronounced dead by paramedics.”

Following a formal identification a post-mortem examination was carried out.

The provisional cause of death was said to be metabolic disturbance in mass fatty changes of the liver.

Further tests will be carried out including a toxicology. The inquest has been adjourned for eight weeks and the body has been released to the family.

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3:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

bostonblackie says...

No disrespect meant but why is this story open to comments ( and what are people to say about this, anyway ? ) and yet the story about Recycling, that affects us all in Newport, isn't? Is that story too controversial, Argus and are you shielding your chums at The Civic from adverse criticism?
No disrespect meant but why is this story open to comments ( and what are people to say about this, anyway ? ) and yet the story about Recycling, that affects us all in Newport, isn't? Is that story too controversial, Argus and are you shielding your chums at The Civic from adverse criticism? bostonblackie
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