Colne man (88) found hanged at home

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AN elderly man from Colne has been found hanged at home.

Mr Jerry Yurek (88) was found hanging from a banister at his home in Varley Street, Colne, at 8-45am on Wednesday, February 27th. He was taken to Airedale General Hospital but sadly died shortly after arrival.

Pathologist Dr Walid Salman conducted a post-mortem examination and gave the cause of death as hanging.

Mr Yurek was a popular member of Colne Royal British Legion Club for many years.

East Lancashire Coroner Mr Richard Taylor opened and adjourned an inquest for further inquiries to take place. A full inquest is set to take place in June.