Inquest opens into death of Ballabeg man

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The inquest into the death of a Ballabeg tree surgeon has been opened and adjourned.

Neil Edward Roberts, 60, of Main Road, Ballabeg, who was born in Liverpool, died on December 1 at 40 Queen’s Street in Castletown.

Coroner John Needham said that the death was the subject of an investigation and the inquest would have to be adjourned until the outcome of the criminal proceedings was known.

Mr Needham passed his condolences on to the deceased’s family who attended the inquest.

A 45-year-old Castletown man has been charged with Mr Roberts’ murder. He will appear in court again on Tuesday, February 4.

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