May 9, 2022 10.54 am

Inquest opening set after popular Lincoln teacher’s bridge incident death

His inquest will open tomorrow

A date has been set for an inquest opening into the death of a popular Lincoln teacher who died in an incident on the A46 bypass last month.

Simon Stones – who worked as a teacher of history, politics & government, and sociology at The Priory Academy LSST for 22 years – died following an incident on the bridge between the Carholme and Riseholme roundabouts at 8.22am on Tuesday, April 19.

The inquest opening into the 50-year-old’s death will be overseen by coroner Paul Smith and is due to take place on Tuesday, May 10.

A formal inquest will ne announced at a later date.

The local community was shaken by the loss of the much-loved teacher. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Mr Stones was described as a popular, talented and inspiring teacher, by academy head Jane Hopkinson, and there was an outpouring of grief from the community with floral tributes left at the scene of the incident.


CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated the inquest of Simon Stones would be held on May 10, as stated in Lincolnshire Coroner’s Court listings. For further clarity, the proceedings on May 10 are for the inquest opening. A full inquest will be heard at a later date.