Inquest to be held with a jury into the death of Shropshire prisoner

An inquest will be held with a jury into the death of a serving prisoner in Shropshire, a coroner has decided.

Stoke Heath prison
Stoke Heath prison

Martin Samuel Willis, aged 55, had been at HM Prison Stoke Heath, near Market Drayton, where he was found unresponsive on September 15, 2022.

Shropshire senior coroner John Ellery opened and adjourned the inquest into Mr Willis's death when he sat at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, on Tuesday.

Mr Ellery was told that Mr Willis died despite the efforts of paramedics to save his life.

He adjourned the inquest until January 12, 2023, saying that it would be held with a jury considering the circumstances.

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