A RETIRED accountant has died following an unwitnessed fall at home, an inquest opening has heard.

Donald Timms was 90 years old when he reportedly had an unwitnessed fall at his home in Warkworth Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, on February 29 this year.

The emergency services were called and Mr Timms was taken to Horton General Hospital where he later died.

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A doctor verified his death at 12.42pm.

An inquest opened into his death at Oxford Coroner’s Court on Tuesday (March 5). A medical cause of death have not been provided.

The circumstances surrounding his death are unknown but a full inquest into his cause of death will take place at the same court on April 26 at 10am.