Sheffield woman found dead in park after reports of person on fire, inquest hears

An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who was pronounced dead at a park in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 1:47 pm
Emergency services at High Hazels Park in Darnall, Sheffield, where 27-year-old Nura Hassan was found dead

Nura Hassan, aged 27, who lived on Flaxby Road in Darnall, was pronounced dead in High Hazels Park – less than a mile away from her home address – on Sunday, April 25.

During a short hearing at Sheffield Coroner’s Court this morning, Tuesday, May 18, senior coroner David Urpeth said: “On April 25, 2021, the ambulance service received calls reporting a female on fire in High Hazels Park in Sheffield. Both the ambulance and police attended that location and found a female, who is now known to be Nura Hassan, deceased.”

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The court heard that the body of Ms Hassan had been identified using dental records, and a post-mortem examination has taken place to determine the exact circumstances of her death.

Mr Urpeth said: "We are at present still awaiting the post mortem examination report, the GP report, a report from South Yorkshire Police and also I’ve asked to have inquiries made as to whether there was any involvement from mental health services. I simply do not know whether there was or there wasn’t, and so those are my enquiries that are currently being undertaken.”

He added: “Whilst the circumstances of this tragic and horrific incident are of course still being investigated, I would at this stage like to offer my sincere condolences to Ms Hassan’s family.”

The inquest heard Nura was born in Sheffield in November 1993 and was a housewife at the time of her death.

The inquest has been adjourned until July 27 to allow enquiries into her death to take place.