Inquest set to decide what happened to John Lord following St Neots death

Assault victim John Lord, of Little Paxton

Assault victim John Lord, of Little Paxton - Credit: Archant

A two-day inquest will be held to investigate the death of John Lord who was found seriously injured outside a St Neots club.

As reported by The Hunts Post last week, Mr Lord’s family are desperate to find out what happened on the night he was injured and have urged anyone with even the smallest piece of information to contact the police.

Mr Lord, 59, of Little Paxton, was found unconscious with serious head injuries outside the Tudor Rose in Huntingdon Street on December 14 last year. It was believed he had been attacked by three people and possibly hit with a brick. He died on March 4, 2013.

At a pre-inquest review hearing on Thursday (December 12), an inquest into his death was set for March 11 and 12, 2014. Coroner David Morris said he intended to call between 10 and 12 witnesses to give evidence, including accounts from Bedford, Hinchingbrooke, Papworth and Addenbrooke’s hospitals as well as statements from police and the family.

Mr Morris said that pathologists have established his cause of death as a stroke.

He said: “I want to see whether anything that happened at any hospital had any bearing on the ultimate cause of death.”

Mr Lord’s widow Janet told The Hunts Post last week: “The last year has been dreadful. I have had to go back to work as I have lost him as a breadwinner, but I am mentally really not ready for it. I am really struggling.

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“For me and my children it would be nice to know that somebody was accountable for it.”

INFORMATION: Any details about last year’s incident can be reported to police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.