Wrexham car arson: Inquest opens into death of Dorothy Dudley-Smith

A coroner has opened and adjourned an inquest after a 78-year-old woman died shortly after her car was set alight in a suspected arson attack.

Dorothy Dudley-Smith, from Hightown in Wrexham, died in hospital after being taken ill shortly after her car was set on fire on Tuesday.

A post-mortem carried out on Thursday at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital showed the cause of death to be a stroke, said acting coroner John Gittins.

North Wales Police have not confirmed whether the incident is related to a number of other vehicle fires in the area.

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Wrexham arson: youths questioned

Police have questioned two youths on suspicion of manslaughter, as part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 78-year-old woman shortly after her car was set alight.