THE inquest into the death of a Christchurch grandmother killed by a Hampshire driver will be held in Southampton on Thursday.

Joyce Frigot, 61, died in June last year on the A35 near Holmsley in the New Forest , after a car crash as she drove to IKEA with her daughter.

The man driving the other car, Nigel Bath-Smith, last year admitted causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, receiving a three-year driving ban.

Paying tribute to Joyce, of Christchurch, Mrs Frigot’s brother, Brian Voller, said: “She was not only a good sister, she was a great friend too. She used to help look after my wife and she was an incredibly thoughtful person.

“If you needed anything she was always there.”

The inquest will be heard on Thursday at Southampton Coroner’s Court.