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Inquest opened into the death of Mansfield Woodhouse ‘hit-and-run ‘victim

Flowers at the scene of a fatal accident at the junction of Haddon Road and Woodhouse Road in Mansfield.

Flowers at the scene of a fatal accident at the junction of Haddon Road and Woodhouse Road in Mansfield.

The inquest into the death of popular Mansfield Woodhouse mum Sarah Redfern who was killed in a hit-and-run collision was opened and adjourned on Monday,

Sarah Redfern was injured in the incident at about 4.30am on Saturday 2nd August and died at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre two days 
later.

The exact circumstances of the former Manor Academy student’s death have not been revealed, but it is understood that she was returning home from Mansfield town centre at the time of the collision.

A 28-year-old man, who is understood to have been walking with Sarah at the time of the collision, received minor injuries and was treated at King’s Mill Hospital.

A yellow Citroen D3 was in collision with the 31-year-old in Haddon Road at its junction with Woodhouse Road, and then left the scene, police said.

A 27-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

They have been released on police bail until next month.

Once the inquest has been formally opened, it should allow Sarah’s family to arrange her funeral.

It is understood that three other people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash and Sarah’s father Gary appealed for calm following an upsurge in public feeling.

He said: “There has been a lot of rumour and speculation flying around about what happened.

“I would ask that people stay calm and respectful, and show patience while officers investigate what took place that night.”

 

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