Man killed by falling tree in Stafford named as Neville Scattergood

By Megan Archer | Stafford | News | Published:

A man who died in Stafford after being struck by a falling tree has been named as 58-year-old Neville Scattergood.

Mr Scattergood, who was from Stafford, was on the Isabel Trail – a popular walking area in the town off Eccleshall Road – when he was hit.

He was rushed to hospital following the tragedy on October 3 but Staffordshire Police later confirmed he had died at the scene.

Now South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh has been notified of Mr Scattergood's death and has confirmed his name ahead of an inquest being opened.

Police have said previously that there were no suspicious circumstances.

A full inquest will be held soon, to establish the circumstances surrounding Mr Scattergood's death.

Police, paramedics and the and fire service descended on Eccleshall Road close to the cemetery at around 6.45am on the morning of the accident.

And health and safety inspectors from Staffordshire County Council have been visiting to assess the safety of the area.

Part of the Isabel Trail still remains closed to the public in the meantime.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

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