Date set for inquest into former Liverpool footballer who died in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 11:27 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 09 July 2018
After “unforeseen circumstances” delayed the inquest into the death of ex-Liverpool footballer Frank Lockey a date has now been fixed.
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.
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.