Bury St Edmunds man died after hitting head during fall, coroner concludes

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A Bury St Edmunds man died after falling in his home and striking his head, a coroner has concluded.

Today (November 28) an inquest at Bury St Edmunds heard that when 77-year-old Malcolm Coe did not answer a wake up call on September 26, independent living advisors found him in the bathroom of his home in Cotton Lane.

Mr Coe, who took the blood thinning drug Warfarin, had fallen and blood could be seen on the bridge of his nose.

He was declared dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Coe had suffered a subdural haemorrhage and a rise in intercranial pressure.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone recorded a conclusion that Mr Coe died as a result of an acute subdural haemorrhage.