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Pre-inquest review set for Chase Tate’s roadside death

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A pre-inquest review will be held next month into the death of a man found on the roadside in Ulceby in 2017.

As previously reported Chase Richard Tate, 23, also known as Chase North, died on the A1104 at Miles Cross Hill, Ulceby on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

It is believed Chase was walking on the road towards Ulceby Cross from Alford at around 5am when he was struck and killed by a hit and run driver.

Lincolnshire Police said two men aged 23 and 25 were arrested, released on bail and then released with no further action. A 58-year-old man was also arrested and released under investigation. All these arrests were back in 2017.

The pre-inquest review will be held by coroner Timothy Brennand at Judges Lodgings in Lincoln at 11.30am on May 3.

The inquest was first opened on January 27, 2017 where the name and date of birth of the deceased was confirmed. The delay between then and the upcoming hearing is due to the police investigation.

At a pre-inquest review no evidence is heard and reports are not read. It is a management hearing between representatives of the family and any legal representatives to establish what witnesses will be called and what will be heard at the final hearing.

A date would then be set for the final hearing.

Chase’s brother Ford North previously pleaded guilty to one charge of theft and two charges of fraud between January 1 and February 28, 2017.

North stole £950 donated for a plaque in memory of his dead brother. Lincoln Crown Court heard North accepted donations of £50 and £900 from two friends after stating he was raising funds for a memorial plaque at the scene of his brother’s death.

He apologised after being given a suspended sentence by a judge.