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SUDDEN DEATH IN THE STREET. INQUEST AT THE INFIRMARY. ON Tuesday, a very sudden death occurred lin Love Lane. It appears that a gentleman named John Roberts, a native of Denbigh, but having lived for some years at Llandudno, had come to visit some of his friends at Denbigh. When going up Love Lane, on Tuesday, he was ob- served to fall opposite the Britannia Inn, and expired immediately. The body was removed to the Infirmary, where an inquest was held this Friday) morning, before Dr. J. R. Hughes, and the following Jury:—Mr. Ernest B. Barron (Foreman), George Jones, David Lloyd Davies,. Edward Wynne, William Drury, John Jones, Christmas Lewis, T. O. Jones, R. E. Davies, W. Hughes (Britannia), Richard Williams, W. Parry Williams, W. Marsden Davies Wil- liam Hughes, and William Wheeler. Sergeant Challoner said he believed the body now lying dead was that of John Roberts, Madoc Street, Llandudno. He had nothing else to add besides that the niece of the de- ceased identified the body in his presence. Mrs. Hannah Williams, 28, Chapel Place, said that deceased came to stay with her on ( Saturday last, abouj five o'clock. He did not complain of any illness, and did not take any medicine. He did not leave the house on Tues- day until about 2-30. She did not see anything like a bottle of drink, medicine, or poison hidden in the house. He said he was going for a walk up Love Lane, and down through the Castle back again. She did not see him alive after that. John Williams, car proprietor, Love Lane, said he saw deceased walking up towards the Britannia Inn, on Tuesday. He had a stick in his hand. When opposite the Conservative Club, he stopped, and looked at the building. He then went on and stopped, looking down towards Swine Market. Witness noticed no difficulty in deceased's breathing when he stood there. Deceased went towards the Britannia, put his right hand on the wall, and slipped down. He was near the door, and fell half into the doorway. Witness next saw them carrying deceased in, and he went for the doctor. According to his opinion, deceased was perfectly sober, and looked strong and healthy. Mr. George Jones May I ask why you took such notice of the deceased, Mr. Williams ? Witness: I generally look at strangers The Coroner Waiting for a job (laughter). Witness As he was rather a venerable look- ing old gentleman, I took notice of him, but did not speak to him. John Henry Gibbs, excise officer, said he happened to be at the Britannia Inn about, 3 o'clock on the 2nd inet. He heard a noise, and saw the deceased lying across the path just inside the door. They lifted the body up, and brought it in. There was just a gupwhen he lifted np his head. They told some gentleman J who stood by to go for the doctor, who arrived in about live minutes. The doctor said the man was dead. By the Foreman: The man made no remark or utterance at all. Dr. James Hughes: On Tuesday, the second, I was called about 2 30 to the Britannia Inn; I went straight up, and found the deceased lying on his back on the hearthrug. He was quite dead. Death, in my opinion, was due to sudden failure of the heart's action. The Coroner having summed up, the jury returned a verdict of death from failure of the heart's action.




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