AN inquest has been opened into the death of a much-loved milkman from Kidlington.

Tom Glancy died on July 16 after his white Ford Transit Van crashed with a lorry between Buckland and Pusey near Faringdon at 3am.

On Thursday, the head coroner for Oxfordshire, Darren Salter, opened the investigation into his death.

He said that the 64-year-old was born in Dunfermline in January 1959 before moving to Kidlington with his wife Brenda.

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Mr Glancy was looking forward to retiring and spending more time on his allotment.

He died at about 3.30am on January 16 after the crash.

The purpose of a full inquest, which has not yet been scheduled, is find out the answer to four main questions: who the person was and how, when and where they came to their death.

In a heartfelt tribute released by police last week, his family described how he had been working as a key worker during the pandemic and his customers were so grateful they gave him presents and thank you notes.

In it they said: “Tom enjoyed talking to everyone and loved spending quality time with his family.

"He also loved working on his allotment and was looking forward to retiring, so that he could spend more time there. The grandchildren loved digging up the potatoes and picking the beans. He welcomed new allotment holders, gave them advice and loved talking to them."

Read the tribute in full here.

A 39-year-old Surrey man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following his death.

A full inquest hearing will be held and the inquest concluded in due course.