Coroner releases cause of death for David 'Mad Dog' Crawford

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Coroner releases cause of death for David 'Mad Dog' Crawford

Plymouth Coroner's office has released a statement about the cause of death for David Crawford, who died on the A38 in May. 

The Coroner has opened and adjourned the inquest into the death of David Crawford, known locally as Mad Dog, in order for the police to conclude their murder investigation, but they released an opening statement to the public. 

The statement confirms Mr Crawford's identity and place of birth and states that he was married and employed as a plumber at the time of his death at 21.07 hours on 12 May 2022. 

It goes on to say: "The circumstances of the death are: On Thursday, 12 May, 2022, in the evening, Mr Crawford was riding his motorcycle on the A38 Eastbound onslip at St Budeaux, Plymouth, when it is believed he was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van. Mr Crawford was dismounted from the motorcycle and carried along the A38 by the van. 

"Mr Crawford was pronounced deceased at the scene. The police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances."

The medical cause of death has been ascertained as "multiple injuries".  

Devon and Cornwall Police have charged Benjamin Parry, 42, from Devonport, Plymouth, Thomas Pawley, 32, from Ivybridge, and Chad Brading, 36, from Plymouth, with the murder of Ivybridge resident Mr Crawford, 59.


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