INQUESTS into the deaths of four people will be conducted over the next week.

The hearings – held at County Hall in Oxford’s city centre – will see the coroner answer four questions: the identity of the person who died, and how, when and where they came by their death.

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Wednesday, July 20

10am - Susan Smith, 60, from Abingdon. She died on December 6 last year at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Thursday, July 21

1pm - Peter Cox, 86, from Oxford. He died on May 19 at the John Radcliffe Hospital

On Thursday, the coroner is expected to hold pre-inquest reviews into the deaths of two people.

  • Human rights campaigner Alaa Alsiddiq, 33, from London, died in a crash on the B4437 and A361, south of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, on June 19 last year.
  • Tomasz Brzoza, 41, died in Didcot on March 11.

A pre-inquest review is typically held in more complex cases, for example those involving deaths in custody or where there may be large numbers of witnesses.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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