AN INQUEST into the death of a woman from Ulverston is due to be opened today.

Avril Margaret Dixon, late of Ulverston, died on June 22, 2020 at the age of 86.

He inquest is due to be opened by Dr Nicholas Shaw at the Coroner's Court in Cockermouth today.

It is estimated to be adjourned to April 20.

An inquest is a formal investigation conducted by a coroner in order to determine how someone died. Inquests are held only in certain circumstances, such as where a death was sudden and the cause is unknown, where someone has died an unnatural or violent death, or where someone has died in a place or circumstance where there is legal requirement to hold an inquest.