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Inquest To Investigate Tram Death

Three-Week Hearing Expected


An inquest is due to begin on Monday 7th February to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30 year old Black Country woman.

Cheryl Flanagan from Bilston, near Wolverhampton, was in a fatal collision with a Midland Metro tram at ‘The Crescent’ tram stop, in Bilston, on 12 December 2003.

The jury inquest, which is listed as a three week hearing will be held before HM Coroner for Worcestershire Geraint Williams, at the Coroner’s Court in Stourport on Severn.  

Hilary Wetherell, a solicitor with law firm, Irwin Mitchell, who is representing Miss Flanagan’s family, said: “Cheryl’s family have found it extremely hard to come to terms with what happened and very much hope their seven-year-long wait for answers is nearing an end and that the inquest investigation will finally shed light on the circumstances which led to her death.”

Mr Stephen Campbell, a barrister from No5 Chambers, has been instructed by Irwin Mitchell to represent the family at the inquest.


Note to Editors:

The inquest into the death of Cheryl Flanagan is listed as a three week hearing and begins at 10.00am on Monday 7th February, before a jury and HM Coroner for Worcestershire, Geraint Williams, at Worcestershire Coroner’s Court, Bewdley Road, Stourport on Severn, DY13 8XE.

Please note that the opening day of the hearing (Monday 7th February) will be reserved for instructions to jury members and no witnesses will be called or evidence heard until Tuesday 8th February.

Members of Miss Flanagan’s family will be in attendance but any requests for interview with them should be made via their solicitor, Hilary Wetherell, or through the Irwin Mitchell Press Office.