Inquest opens into man found by divers in River Severn

By Jonny Drury | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

An inquest will take place later this year into the death of a man found by divers in the River Severn.

Police searched the river at Frankwell Quay

Ashley James Atkins, 33, from Tipton, was found in the water at Frankwell Quay in Shrewsbury on April 17.

The opening of the inquest into his death took place at Shirehall today.

Coroner's officer Michael Caesar-Homden told the hearing that Mr Atkins was a kitchen service manufacturer.

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He said the death was confirmed by a police officer in Frankwell at 4.42pm.

The following day his body was identified by his sister and mother.

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin coroner John Ellery adjourned the inquest for a full hearing to take place on July 31.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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