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Inquests opened into Lidgate mother and daughter who died following an explosion at their home




Inquests have been formally opened into the deaths of a mother and daughter following an explosion at their home in Lidgate.

The bodies of Pamela Tierney, 78, and Julie Tierney, 50, were discovered by fire crews called to their bungalow in The Street, on May 7.

On Friday inquests were opened into the deaths of both women by Suffolk Area Coroner Jacqueline Devonish at Suffolk Coroner's Court in Ipswich.

A drone shot of the secluded bungalow in Lidgate after the blast in May (Picture: Phil Fuller)
A drone shot of the secluded bungalow in Lidgate after the blast in May (Picture: Phil Fuller)

The hearing was told that the bodies of the two women were found by firefighters in a rear bedroom and both were declared dead at the scene.

Identification took place two weeks later using dental records.

Firefighters on the scene of the Lidgate blast in May
Firefighters on the scene of the Lidgate blast in May

Post mortem examinations showed together Pamela Tierney died as a result of natural causes and Julie Tierney died from inhalation of fumes.

The full inquest will be held in February.


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