Inquest into Ipswich man's death suspended as criminal probe continues

Clive Wyard remains in hospital Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

The inquest into the death of Clive Wyard has been suspended for a second time - Credit: Archant

An inquest into the death of an Ipswich man found with head and facial injuries outside his home has been suspended for the second time while criminal investigations continue.

Clive Wyard, 74, died on August 1, 2018 at St Elizabeth Hospice less than two weeks after he was found unresponsive on the driveway outside his home in Valley Road, Ipswich.

A police investigation was launched following his death, with officers releasing CCTV footage of Mr Wyard in the hours before his death in order to help jog the public’s memory.

According to the police, Mr Wyard had left the Royal George pub on Colchester Road in Ipswich sometime after 11.30pm after playing darts with friends.

He was last seen outside the Co-op at the junction of Sidegate Lane West at around midnight but was found unresponsive by passersby at his home at around 7am the next day.

An inquest into Mr Wyard's death was opened and adjourned in October 2018. 

Assistant coroner Dan Sharpstone said at the time that a post mortem examination had revealed the cause of Mr Wyard's death was due to the serious head injury.

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The inquest was suspended in October 2020 because of ongoing criminal investigations into Mr Wyard's death. 

Nigel Parsley, senior coroner for Suffolk, suspended the proceedings again on Friday to allow investigations to continue. 

The inquest is now scheduled to take place on June 21, 2021. 

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