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Horham/Seething: Inquest date set for man who was crushed by vehicle at work

PUBLISHED: 12:37 23 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:37 23 January 2014

A police patrol at Upgate Road, Seething.  Picture: Nick Butcher

A police patrol at Upgate Road, Seething. Picture: Nick Butcher

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The inquest into the death of a mechanic who was crushed by a vehicle he was working on is set to begin.

Kevin Alderton, 34, of Redlingfield Road, Horham, died on February 8 last year, at a business premises in Upgate Road, Seething, Norfolk.

An initial hearing heard how Mr Alderton had become trapped between the rear wheel and the chassis of the agricultural vehicle. A post mortem revealed he died from asphyxiation as a result of compression of the chest but the incident was not treated as suspicious. A full inquest will begin at 10am on February 24 at Norwich Corner’s Court in Thorpe Road.

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Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

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