Investigations underway into death of Derbyshire police officer

An inquest has been opened into the death of a Derbyshire police officer.

Thursday, 9th December 2021, 2:26 pm

On Thursday, Chesterfield Coroner’s Court heard 46-year-old David Burden died at his home in Shirebrook on November 17.

Peter Nieto, area coroner, said a provisional cause of death had been given as ‘ligature suspension’ and added that toxicological test results were pending.

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A Derbyshire police officer has sadly died aged 46, an inquest heard.

Mr Nieto said Mr Burden was a police constable.

He added: “There is going to be further evidence to be obtained, including a police file which will be provided in due course.”

Enquiries will also be made with Mr Burden’s GP and secondary mental health services, according to Mr Nieto.

He said: “As there’s further information that needs to be gathered so the circumstances can be understood, I am going to adjourn the inquest and set a review date for February 10.”

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