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Inquest opens into death of woman in south Manchester after daughter charged

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An inquest into the death of a woman in south Manchester has been opened – after her daughter was charged with murder.

Manchester Coroners’ Court heard Beverley Scott, 58, was found dead at her home on Holker Close, Longsight, on June 11.

Senior coroner Nigel Meadows summarised reports from officers who attended.

He said Ms Scott was identified by her fingerprints.

She was also identified by housing officer Joanne Casson, who said she has known Ms Scott for five years.



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Mr Meadows told the court: “Her daughter has been arrested in connection with her death and has been charged with either murder or manslaughter.

“There is an ongoing criminal investigation.”

He suspended the inquest investigation ‘pending the outcome of any criminal proceedings’.

The inquest could be reopened ‘irrespective’ of the outcome, Mr Meadows added.

Cassandra Scott, 35, appeared before a judge on June 16, charged with the murder of her mother.

A trial date was set for January 11 next year.

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