Stoke & Staffordshire

Neville Scattergood named as man killed by tree in Stafford

The fallen tree
Image caption Other trees along the trail will be inspected after the man's death

An inquest has been opened into the death of a man who was killed by a falling tree.

Neville Scattergood, 58, from Stafford, was killed on a footpath on the Isabel Trail, off Eccleshall Road, in the town, on 3 October.

The hearing at South Staffordshire Coroner's Court on Tuesday was adjourned while inquiries continue.

Mr Scattergood's death is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A section of the footpath was shut by the county council while investigations were carried out.

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