Full inquest into death of man found dead on golf course to be held next year

A full inquest into the death of a man found dead at a golf course in Altrincham will be held next year.

Stephen Thurm died at Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club on February 5.

A pre-inquest review was held in relation to the death of the 32-year-old at Stockport Coroner’s Court today (Wednesday).

Coroner Chris Murray set out a timetable for the inquest into Mr Thurm’s death.

Submissions for a ‘root cause analysis report’ have been made.

He told the court: “One of the issues I need to tend to is whether it’s an article 2 type inquest.”

Article 2 inquests are enhanced inquests held in cases where the state or ‘its agents’ have ‘failed to protect the deceased against a human threat or other risk’ or where there has been a death in custody’, according to the CPS.

A further inquest review hearing will be held on October 7.

The coroner will deal with ‘outstanding issues’ and make a judgement on whether it is an Article 2 inquest on that date.

A full inquest will then be held on February 9, 2021, he told the court.

“Having worked through the number of witnesses, this should be listed for a day”, he said.

He drew up a ‘provisional witness list’ to give evidence at the inquest.

The inquest will hear evidence from ‘a family member’, represented by lawyer Robert Jones, as well as representatives from Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

|Ma Evening Post