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Inquest hears how man set himself on fire
11:50am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
AN inquest has heard how a man set himself on fire on a grassed area in the centre of a traffic island at Studley Road.
Gordon Hopkins, 46, from Edgeworth Close, was a patient at Hill Crest Mental Health Unit.
After the incident, on April 19 this year, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he died.
At the time the Advertiser reported that it received a number of calls from many concerned people.
Emergency services including the police and ambulance service also received calls and attended the scene, near Hill Crest which provides in-patient care and treatment to mentally ill adults aged 18-65 as well as running a number of services.
At the inquest, in Stourport on Severn, the medical cause of death was given as massive thermal injury.
The coroner recorded a narrative verdict.