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Janet Muller inquest hears of 'puzzling discrepancies' in mental health records

Janet Muller Credit: Sussex Police

A young woman who went missing from a mental health hospital before she was found dead in the boot of a car was doing everything she could to get herself out of the institution - that's what a coroner was told today.

The inquest heard that Janet Muller had puzzling discrepancies in her mental health records.

Andy Dickenson reports from Crawley Coroners Court.


Inquest opens into deaths of RAF Odiham servicemen

An inquest has heard how the air commander of a Lynx helicopter shouted 'pull up, pull up, pull up,' seconds before a crash in Afghanistan which killed four servicemen based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire.

Another British airman was also killed when the Lynx helicopter - came down on a training mission in April 2014. 30 miles from the Pakistan border.

The MoD says the crash - the worst involving a British helicopter in Afghanistan, was a "tragic accident".

From Oxford Coroner's Court, Mel Bloor sent this.

Shoreham inquest opened and adjourned

Tributes left on the Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The inquest into the deaths of 11 people who died in the Shoreham air crash has been opened and adjourned.

11 people were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed during a display at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22 August.

They have been named as Maurice Rex Abrahams, Dylan Archer, Anthony David Brightwell, Matthew James Grimstone, Matthew Wesley Jones, James Graham Mallinson, Daniele Gaetano Polito, Mark Alexander Reeves, Jacob Henry Schilt, Richard Jonathan Smith and Mark James Trussler.

West Sussex Senior Coroner Penelope Schofield, sitting at County Hall North in Horsham, adjourned the inquest today to 22 March 2016 for a pre inquest review. This is pending the results of the investigation by Sussex Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

A one minute silence was held at the start of the proceedings in memory of those who were killed.

Fatal fire 'most likely caused by discarded cigarette'

A fire which killed a 28-year-old woman in Basingstoke was most likely caused by a discarded cigarette.

Tamazin Van Der Walt died in March when the blaze ripped through her brother's house in Popley.

The number of people who smoke has halved in the last forty years. But 37% of fatal fires are still caused through smoking.

Kate Bunkall reports from the coroners court on another tragedy probably caused by a habit that is doubly dangerous.

Inquest finds soldier was killed by speeding police car

The family of a Hampshire soldier who was killed when he was struck by a police car say their son has not received the full justice he deserves.

The inquest into the death of Joshua Brown heard the officer was driving too fast along the A31 at Hog's back near Guildford when he hit the 21 year old as he walked along the road.

Today the coroner recorded a verdict of death by road traffic accident. Emma Wilkinson was there:

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