Inquest opens into death of retired HGV driver

AN inquest has opened into the death of a retired HGV driver from Bury. Steven Sykes, 59, died at the Royal Oldham Hospital on May 8 2020. Salford-born Mr Sykes, of Sycamore Drive, Bury, was a divorcee with one daughter.

At Rochdale Coroner’s Office, police corner’s officer, Paul Lever, said Mr Sykes was admitted to Royal Oldham Hospital on May 6 for an elective procedure for a colonic cancer. The procedure was completed that morning but the next day his condition deteriorated. Mr Sykes underwent a CT head scan which showed he had suffered a stroke and he deteriorated further overnight and sadly died on May 8.

Mr Lever said the cause of death had not yet been ascertained.

Coroner Julie Robertson set a review date for June 25 2020 with an inquest to take place at a later date.

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