Kent

Wayne Greenidge's family seek answers over inquest delay

A grieving Kent mother has said she is still waiting for answers on how her son died in 2007.

June Greenidge wants to know why the inquest into her son's death, which was opened in July 2008, has not resumed.

A murder inquiry was launched when Wayne Greenidge, 45, was found collapsed outside the Cherry Orchard pub four years ago.

The Broadstairs coroner said she could not comment on individual cases outside the court.

'Why and how'

Mr Greenidge from Auckland Avenue in Ramsgate, died at the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.

He was found on the ground after a fight near the pub, close to where he lived, on 13 August 2007.

Two men were arrested in connection with Mr Greenidge's death but released without charge.

The family of Mr Greenidge is considering legal action over the way the case has been handled.

Ms Greenidge said: "I need to know why and how my son died, that's what I went to the inquest for."

A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service said that "matters are in the hands of the coroner's office".

The coroner in Broadstairs said: "As you are probably aware from previous approaches to coroners regarding inquests, it is not proper for a coroner to comment outside the court hearing on matters relating to any individual death, even after the conclusion of the inquest."

A date has not yet been set for the inquest to resume.

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