Colston Bassett: Inquest opens into death of Clair Ablewhite

An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who was found dead at her home address. Clair Ablewhite was identified by her father at the property in Colston Bassett.

She was born on April 2, 1974, and died aged 47-years-old. The hearing on Monday, April 4, has been adjourned for the completion of further inquiries, with it to resume on a date to be fixed.

Clair Ablewhite was found dead on February 26 in circumstances which “suggest that consideration has to be given whether her death was of natural causes”, the inquest at Nottingham’s Council House heard. Mr Gordon Clow, Assistant Coroner for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire, added: “I do not have a precise cause of her death.”

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Mr Clow added: “I would like to express my condolences and best wishes to the family and friends at this difficult time.”

John Jessop, 26, from Newark, in Nottinghamshire has been charged with murdering Mrs Ablewhite.

Mr Clow opened a number of inquests on Monday. The inquest into a 26-year-old man who was identified by his mother at the hospital will also be examined.