AN INQUEST into the death of a taxi driver whose decapitated body was found inside his private-hire car will take place on Friday.
Stuart Roy Lester, 38, of Horstone Gardens, Great Sutton, was found slumped in the driver’s seat of his Cozey Cars cab on the car park of Ellesmere Port Market at 6.45am on Tuesday, January 19.
The inquest into his death will be held at Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston Magistrates Court before Nicholas Leslie Rheinberg, HM Coroner for Cheshire.
Mr Lester’s body was discovered by a shocked member of the public.
Police, a fire engine and an ambulance all arrived at Market Square, where Mr Lester was confirmed dead.
The car park was quickly sealed off, with all entrances manned by police to keep people away.
Police covered the car’s windows with sheets where it had crashed into a small bollard.
Mr Lester, a former Whitby High School pupil, worked with his father, Roy, at Cozey Cars in Whitby.
He had previously worked at Diamond Precision Engineering in Birkenhead before moving to Airbus in Broughton.
He began his taxi career at Kingkabs, also with his father, before moving to Cozey Cars when that company was taken over by relatives.