Inquest opens into death of Philip Morris, after body found in Bridgwater Docks

Written by on May 4, 2021

The body of Philip Morris, of Maddocks Court in Bridgwater, was found on Monday, April 26.

READ MORE: Police recover man’s body from Bridgwater Docks

Senior Coroner Tony Williams confirmed he opened an inquest into the 69-year-old’s death on April 30.

He said the preliminary cause of death, given to him after the post mortem, is drowning.

“I can confirm that on April 30 I opened an Inquest into the death of Philip Morris of Maddocks Court, Bridgwater, who was 69 years old when he was confirmed dead on April 26 2021 at Bridgwater Docks,” he said.

“I have adjourned to an internal Case Management Review on or before 30 July 2021.”

Avon and Somerset Police have said the death is not believed to be suspicious.

If you have any information which could help the police investigation, call 101 quoting reference 5221089758.

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