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Telford murder: Police found Belen Tripp with 'multiple stab wounds', inquest told

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A coroner has heard how police found Belen Tripp with multiple stab wounds at her home after being called by a "very distressed female".

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin coroner, John Ellery, heard the evidence at the opening of an inquest into the death of Mrs Tripp, 52, of Ketley Bank.

The inquest, which took place at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, was adjourned pending the outcome of criminal proceedings against Mrs Tripp's husband, Peter Tripp, who has been charged with her murder.

Reading evidence at the inquest opening, coroner's officer, Julie Hartridge, said Mrs Tripp had been born in the Philippines and was a care worker, married to retired military service man Peter Tripp.

Mr Ellery was told that West Mercia Police had received a call from a "very distressed female" at around 11.20pm on November 15.

Mrs Hartridge said that officers were immediately deployed to the property and on arrival found Mrs Tripp lying on her back in an upstairs room with multiple stab wounds.

Mrs Tripp was declared dead at 12.19am on Wednesday, November 16, by Dr Crombie.

The coroner was told that a provisional cause of death from a post mortem was given as "multiple stab wounds."

Mr Ellery concluded the hearing by saying: "I adjourn the inquest into the death of the late Belen Tripp to await the outcome of criminal proceedings against Mr Tripp."

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