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Acomb man ‘died from head injury’
10:14am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A 50-year-old Acomb man died of a “blunt head injury” following an assault, a York inquest was told.
York Coroner Donald Coverdale was opening the inquest into the death of Keith Wright, of Bouthwaite Drive.
He said Mr Wright was standing at a bus stop in Acomb Road on January 21 when he was assaulted.
Other people in the area witnessed the assault. A police officer was soon at the scene, and Mr Wright was taken by ambulance to York Hospital, suffering from severe head injuries.
He remained unconscious and was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where he underwent an operation. He was then transferred to intensive care, but never recovered consciousness and died at the hospital. He was identified by his brother, Michael.
Following a post mortem examination, a pathologist had concluded that the provisional cause of death was a blunt head injury.
Mr Coverdale said inquiries into Mr Wright’s death were ongoing, and he adjourned the inquest to a later date.
• Two teenagers have appeared in court, accused of murdering Mr Wright. They have been remanded in custody and sent to Leeds Crown Court to be tried.