Inquest hearing date delayed

Waterstones bookseller Margaret Sheridan was killed in a tragic accident when the signage outside the shop on Bank Hey Street fell on her.  She has been praised as a "much loved and well respected" worker, including by local author Pete Shelton (pictured) who she helped to launch his book.
Waterstones bookseller Margaret Sheridan was killed in a tragic accident when the signage outside the shop on Bank Hey Street fell on her. She has been praised as a "much loved and well respected" worker, including by local author Pete Shelton (pictured) who she helped to launch his book.
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An inquest hearing into the death of a woman who died after a sign collapsed outside a Blackpool shop has been delayed.

Blackpool Coroner’s Court had been set to meet this morning to review the case into the death of Margaret Sheridan, who was 68 and from Singleton.

Mrs Sheridan died after signage collapsed outside Waterstones on Bank Hey Street on January 12.

Senior coroner Alan Wilson told the court: “This woman suffered fatal injuries after signage had fallen at a local store.”

A police investigation into the matter has since been concluded and no prosecution is to be brought.

A health and safety investigation, by Blackpool Council, continues.

A further pre inquest review date will now be set, with a view to holding a full inquest in late October.