Inquest opens into the death of Romanian national Gheorghe Igna, who was found unconscious on Dudmoor Farm Road

Romanian found unconscious on Christchurch road died from severe head injury, inquest heard

Romanian found unconscious on Christchurch road died from severe head injury, inquest heard

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A MAN who was found unconscious on a rural road in Christchurch died from a severe head injury, an inquest has heard.

An inquest into the death of Gheorghe Igna, a Romanian national of no fixed abode, was opened and adjourned at Bournemouth Coroner’s Court this morning.

Coroner for Dorset, Sheriff Payne, was told the 48-year-old was found unconscious on Dudmoor Farm Road on Monday, March 31. He died in hospital after a ten day fight for life.

Coroner’s officer Andrew Lord told the court: “He was involved in an incident on Dudmoor Farm Road on March 31 in which he sustained severe head injuries.

“He was transferred to Southampton General Hospital where he passed away ten days later.

“Police and Her Majesty’s Coroner are investigating.”

The court heard Mr Igna’s body was identified by his friend Wayne Willets.

A post-mortem of his body, conducted by Home Office pathologist Basil Purdue, recorded a head injury as the cause of his death.

Mr Payne adjourned the inquest until July 24 to enable further investigations to be carried out.

Initially it was thought Mr Igna may have been the victim of a hit-and-run however police now believe he either jumped or fell from a moving vehicle.

A representative from Dorset Police said the force is continuing to investigate the incident.

She said: “Dorset Police are investigating the circumstances of this death.

“We believe he either jumped or fell from a moving, silver Toyota Hilux pick-up. Officers have spoken to the driver and enquiries are continuing.

“We are appealing for witnesses- anyone who may have seen this vehicle in the area prior to the incident.”

No one has been arrested in connection with Mr Igna’s death.

The force is still appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything in the area of Dudmoor Farm Road or Marsh Lane to contact them in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 31:145, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:29pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Understated says...

the headline ought to read "on A christchurch road." not "on Christchurch road" two totally different things .
the headline ought to read "on A christchurch road." not "on Christchurch road" two totally different things . Understated
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9:56pm Tue 15 Apr 14

eaststandman says...

I know I'll get a load of minuses for this but frankly, the question needs asking.......why, every time I read my local paper and there are deaths or tragedies...... It appears to involve foreigners.

I think the echo needs to produce the figures of these incidents. Is everybody in Bournemouth foreign ?
I know I'll get a load of minuses for this but frankly, the question needs asking.......why, every time I read my local paper and there are deaths or tragedies...... It appears to involve foreigners. I think the echo needs to produce the figures of these incidents. Is everybody in Bournemouth foreign ? eaststandman
  • Score: 9

10:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

eaststandman wrote:
I know I'll get a load of minuses for this but frankly, the question needs asking.......why, every time I read my local paper and there are deaths or tragedies...... It appears to involve foreigners.

I think the echo needs to produce the figures of these incidents. Is everybody in Bournemouth foreign ?
Obviously not but it is funny how this case isn't getting the same treatment as if it were a young child or elderly person that died

As its a Romanian its not top news which is sad
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: I know I'll get a load of minuses for this but frankly, the question needs asking.......why, every time I read my local paper and there are deaths or tragedies...... It appears to involve foreigners. I think the echo needs to produce the figures of these incidents. Is everybody in Bournemouth foreign ?[/p][/quote]Obviously not but it is funny how this case isn't getting the same treatment as if it were a young child or elderly person that died As its a Romanian its not top news which is sad hooplaa
  • Score: 3

9:55am Wed 16 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

He should have stayed at home. He'd still be alive then.
He should have stayed at home. He'd still be alive then. Sir Beachy Head
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8:38am Thu 17 Apr 14

Mcterraway says...

Sir beachy head you know nothing of this gentleman or the circumstances leading to his untimely death. Your comments could be taken as racist, for the record he was not on any benefits and received nothing from the state or taxpayers apart from his hospital treatment.
Sir beachy head you know nothing of this gentleman or the circumstances leading to his untimely death. Your comments could be taken as racist, for the record he was not on any benefits and received nothing from the state or taxpayers apart from his hospital treatment. Mcterraway
  • Score: 1

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