Retired shopkeeper from Derbyshire shot himself, inquest hears

A retired shopkeeper from Derbyshire died by suicide, a coroner has ruled.

Monday, 9th August 2021, 9:24 am
Updated Monday, 9th August 2021, 9:24 am

Derek Webster was 87 when he took his own life at his home on Glen Vine, Ripley, last summer.

His inquest was held at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court on Friday.

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The inquest took place at Chesterfield Coroner's Court, which is located inside the town hall.

Susan Evans, assistant coroner, said: “Mr Webster suffered from chronic heart failure.

“On July 16, 2020, his condition had deteriorated rapidly and was unlikely to improve and he died at home after shooting himself with a shotgun.”

She recorded a conclusion of suicide.

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