Funeral of man electrocuted in storms to take place

Roger Hayward died when he was electrocuted by fallen power lines in near Calne in Wiltshire. The retired tree surgeon was trying to clear the road. His funeral will take place later.

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Inquest opened into Calne storm death

An inquest has been opened into the death of Roger Hayward, 71, who died while clearing a tree that had brought down power cables.

Wiltshire Coroner David Ridley was told Mr Hayward died from electrocution in the incident. He was identified by his wife Celia Hayward, 69. Mr Ridley, sitting at Salisbury, adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

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