Wales manager Gary Speed's inquest to be held in Warrington
Published: 30th Jan 2012 02:11:45
The inquest into the death of Wales football manager Gary Speed will be held in Warrington later.
The 42-year-old was found hanged at his home in Huntington, near Chester, by his wife in November.
Friends and colleagues spoke of their shock and sadness following Speed's death, which came after a run of success with the Wales football team.
His family have said they have been overwhelmed by the support they have received.
An inquest was previously opened and adjourned a couple of days after Speed's death.
The brief hearing was told that his wife Louise found her husband's body just before 07:00 GMT on 27 November and called the ambulance service, but police were not treating the death as suspicious.
The hearing was also told that reports were being awaited from the pathologist.
After news emerged of his death, tributes were paid to Speed from around the UK and the sporting world.
Football matches around the country held minute's silences and applause, while fans of his former clubs, including Leeds United, Everton and Newcastle United, left scarves, shirts, photos and flags in Speed's memory.
Tributes were also left at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium and Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.
The Football Association of Wales announced a memorial international friendly game against Costa Rica in Cardiff, which will be held on 29 February.
He had earned the first of his 85 Welsh caps as a 20-year-old in a friendly against the Central American country in 1990.
The former Premier League star, who had two sons, went on to become Wales' most capped outfield player, captaining his country 44 times and scoring seven goals.
Before becoming Wales boss in December 2010, he enjoyed a distinguished career managing Sheffield United and playing for a variety of top clubs.
Earlier this month Speed's friend and former Wales teammate Chris Coleman was unveiled as the new Wales manager.
At 04:49:43 in HeadlinesFamilies of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry have protested angrily over the rescue operation.
At 04:24:57 in HeadlinesA businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a quango managing public funds has resigned after reports that he had been declared bankrupt.
At 02:44:02 in HeadlinesOrthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow have highlighted the deep division in Ukraine, where a tense stand-off is continuing in the east.
At 02:25:05 in HeadlinesIslamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, the Charity Commission has said.
At 01:59:57 in EnglandA mother has told of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at a safari park.
At 01:43:20 in HeadlinesResidents of a poor neighbourhood near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have set fire to vehicles in protest at the deaths of two people in incidents involving the police.
At 01:23:11 in HeadlinesFifty years ago, England was invaded. At least, that's what the headlines claimed.
At 01:21:43 in HeadlinesSymbols, patterns and colours have been used for millennia as ways to rally the troops, frighten foes, inspire loyalty, and recognise allies.
At 01:13:13 in BusinessMillions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.
At 01:08:49 in EntertainmentBBC Two is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday, 20 April, having been home to many landmark programmes over the decades.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2012. Wales manager Gary Speed's inquest to be held in Warrington [Online] (Updated 30th Jan 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/221786/Wales-manager-Gary-Speeds-inquest-to-be-held-in-Warrington [Accessed 20th Apr 2014]
News In Other Categories
A mother has told of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at a safari park.
BBC Two is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday, 20 April, having been home to many landmark programmes over the decades.
Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.
Two men have been seriously injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck towing a boat in Ceredigion.
The demand for bigger buttocks in Venezuela means some women will even have banned injections to achieve them, putting their health at risk.
With an international museum, a new train station, a marina and an enormous park all in the pipeline, there is no end to the ambition in the masterplan city planners have drawn up for the Dundee waterfront. They are even looking at building an urban beach which doubles as an ice rink.