More security has been dispatched to County Hall in Preston, where the inquest into Nicola Bulley’s death began today.
There was so much interest in how the mother of two died that security around the Fishergate building had to be tightened.
To “ensure the safety of everyone participating in the investigation,” the police and county council have created additional safety plans.
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dr James Adeley, Lancashire’s chief coroner, warned those present not to disrupt the proceedings – which were due to last at least five days – after there were “unusual online comments” about Ms Bulley’s death.
“If anyone has the slightest inclination, or contemplates, to interfere with this investigation, they should be aware that doing so may amount to contempt of court,” he said.
The coroner added that the consequences could be “a substantial fine or jail time.”
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