Inquest opened into death of Gillingham dad Paul Scott
inquest into the death of a father-of five who died on
Valentines Day, four days after being involved in an alleged brawl,
has been opened.
Paul Scott, 43, pictured, died from
a blood clot after being injured in the alleged fracas, which
happened in Balmoral Road, Gillingham, on Sunday, February 10.
Mr Scott, a warehouse operative
from Franklin Road, in the town, suffered a broken leg during the
incident and didn’t instantly go to hospital for treatment.
However, later the same day Feb 10,
an ambulance was called to his home and he was taken to Medway
Maritime Hospital, in Gillingham, where a cast was put on his leg
and he was later discharged.
However, four days later, another
ambulance had to be called to his home after he collapsed.
He was taken to hospital but was
pronounced dead at 9.58am.
Paul Scott with his wife
The inquest into his death was
opened and adjourned at the Archbishop’s Palace, in Maidstone,
The cause of his death was given as
pulmonary thromboembolism, deep vein thrombosis and a fracture of
the right fibula.
A full inquest into his death will
be held after the criminal investigation into his death has
Robert Alderman, of Canadian
Avenue, Gillingham, has been charged with his murder has been
remanded in custody until, Wednesday, May 1, when he will appear at
Maidstone Crown Court.
A trial date has been
provisionally set for August 5.
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