An inquest has opened into the death of 38-year-old Tony McDermott who was allegedly murdered in a Lincolnshire town. Tony Colin Steven McDermott was pronounced dead after his body was found with what are believed to be knife wounds at a property in Eton Street, Grantham, in the early hours of Saturday, October 14.
Nicholas Christopher Ward, 37, of Eton Street, Grantham, was charged with his murder with a trial set to start at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, April 15, next year. An opening inquest into his death was held at the Myle Cross Centre in Lincoln on Monday, October 30, 2023 with Coroner Paul Smith.
Mr McDermott’s body was formally identified by Rebecca Vine (CSI) on Monday, October 16, 2023 and was then identified to Stuart Hamilton who performed a post-mortem examination. The cause of death is the consequences of a sustained assault including sharp force injury, pending tests, the Coroner’s Court said.
Mr McDermott lived in Grantham with his parents, the inquest heard. It has been adjourned until April 14, 2024.
A fundraiser has been set up to support Mr McDermott’s family through GoFundMe. In the fundraiser description, Mr Clarke writes: “I want do what we can at this tragic time to help Tony’s family with funeral costs.
“Tony was one of a kind, he had his flaws but he had the biggest heart and would help anyone he could. His crazy sense of humour was one of a kind. He was a loving father and was so proud of his children.
“I know how loved Tony was and how missed he will be, so I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to show their support.” At the time of writing, more than £5,600 has been raised for Mr McDermott’s family, with a current goal of £8,000.