Inquest delayed in Woolmer probe

Updated on Mar 28, 2007 11:52 AM IST
Inquest into the death of slain Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer has been delayed with Coroner's office still awaiting a police report five days after the inquiry was ordered.
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PTI | By, Kingston

Inquest into the death of slain Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer has been delayed with Coroner's office still awaiting a police report five days after the inquiry was ordered.
Sources in the coroner's office, which was expecting the report on Tuesday, said coroner Patrick Murphy had not yet received the report from the police but they have begun the process of summoning potential jurors.

But Deputy Commissioner of Police Mark Shields said the report, which is "virtually ready" will be sent "as soon as possible".

Asked if this meant by the end of the week, Shields told 'The Jamaica Gleaner: "Certainly. Yes, yes."

Commissioner of Police Lucius Thomas had ordered the inquest on March 23 after Woolmer was found dead in Jamaica Pegasus hotel room on March 18, the day after Pakistan crashed out of the World Cup.

Woolmer's body will remain in the coroner's jurisdiction until the inquest is completed and after that it will be sent to his family in Cape Town, South Africa.

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