Dr Who director died after Debenhams fall

Debenhams in Banbury

Debenhams in Banbury

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The death of a former Doctor Who director who fell down an escalator in Banbury was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Christopher Barry, 88, of East End, Hook Norton, died in hospital on February 7 this year, just hours after falling down an escalator at Debenhams in Castle Quay shopping centre.

An inquest held at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court last Thursday heard how Mr Barry – who worked on the BBC show between 1963 and 1979 – was taken to Horton General Hospital via ambulance. He suddenly stopped breathing and doctors were unable to revive him.


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