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Date set for inquest into former Liverpool footballer who died in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 11:27 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 09 July 2018

Frank Lockey back in his Liverpool playing days in the 1957-8 season.

Frank Lockey back in his Liverpool playing days in the 1957-8 season.

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After “unforeseen circumstances” delayed the inquest into the death of ex-Liverpool footballer Frank Lockey a date has now been fixed.

Frank Lockey, a former Liverpool footballer died in Julian Hospital in Norwich. His wife Margaret and daughter Tina Lockey say he was neglected and had many unexplained injuries. Picture: Ian Burt Frank Lockey, a former Liverpool footballer died in Julian Hospital in Norwich. His wife Margaret and daughter Tina Lockey say he was neglected and had many unexplained injuries. Picture: Ian Burt

Mr Lockey, 84, was found dead in his room on August 24, at the Julian Hospital in Norwich.

His family have alleged he was “neglected” by staff at the dedicated mental health facility and have called for an inquiry.

He was admitted on February 7, suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Mr Lockey was originally from Scotland, and moved to Norfolk with his wife, Margaret, in the 1980s, to be closer to their daughter.

Frank Lockey and his wife Margaret.Frank Lockey and his wife Margaret.

He played for teams including King’s Lynn and Swindon Town.

The cause of Mr Lockey’s death was given as dementia and heart disease, which his family have disputed.

At Norfolk Coroner’s Court this morning (Monday), area coroner Yvonne Blake set an inquest to be heard on November 26.

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