Inquest opens into death of cyclist near Whitchurch

An inquest has been opened into the death of a cyclist on a Shropshire country road.

Ian Andrew Edwards, aged 58, was involved in a crash on the B5476 in Coton, near Whitchurch, at about 11.30pm on July 30. It happened in the vicinity of Post Office Lane.

Police said at the time that a motor vehicle and another cyclist were involved in the accident, and that the vehicle did not stop afterwards.

Mr Edwards, who lived in Whixall, was declared dead at the scene despite the best efforts of members of the public at the scene and then paramedics.

In Shrewsbury today, Shropshire's coroner John Ellery opened the inquest into his death.

He heard evidence that Mr Edwards was cycling on the B4576 having visited a pub.

Mr Ellery adjourned the full inquest to be heard on November 25.

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