Inquest into former book seller’s death

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A retired book seller died aged 81 after suffering from a form of cancer associated with asbestos exposure, an inquest heard.

Michael Bulmer, of Church Road, Hawstead, passed away on February 10 at Pinford End Nursing Home.

He had been suffering from malignant mesothelioma and dementia. At an inquest into his death in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday, the coroner Dr Peter Dean recorded a narrative verdict and noted Mr Bulmer had ‘no history of working with or contact with asbestos’.