Inquest into death of woman fatally injured while dining at Poulton Indian restaurant Dalvee's

The 50-year-old was enjoying a meal with friends when tragedy struck.
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An inquest will take place into the death of a woman who suffered a fatal fall at an Indian restaurant in Poulton.

Karen Taylor suffered severe injuries after reportedly falling down stairs at Dalvee in Breck Road on Friday, February 23.

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The 50-year-old, who worked at the local Booths store, had been enjoying an evening meal with friends when tragedy struck.

Ambulance crews were called to the restaurant and Mrs Taylor was taken to the critical care unit at Royal Preston Hospital for urgent treatment.

Sadly, she was unable to recover from her injuries and died in hospital the following week.

Lancashire Police are not investigating her death but the incident has been referred to Wyre Council for further investigation.

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A spokesperson for Wyre Council said: "We were very sorry to hear of this tragic incident and our thoughts go out to the lady’s family and friends.

"Our investigations are currently ongoing, so it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at the stage."

An inquest into Karen Taylor's death will take place at Preston Coroner's Court on May 30.

The 50-year-old was a familiar and friendly face to many in Poulton from her time working at Booths supermarket. Her colleagues were said to be in 'shock' and 'disbelief' after learning of her sudden death.

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A Booths spokesperson said: "Booths are supporting the family, friends and colleagues as best we can at this very sad time and ask that the family’s request for privacy is respected."

Dalvee's were approached for comment.

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