Inquest opens into death of Sheffield crash victim Junaid Hashim Latif

An inquest has opened into the death of Junaid Hashim Latif, aged 23, who died in a car crash in Sheffield city centre in the early hours of Sunday.

Tuesday, 5th October 2021, 10:00 am

Assistant coroner Katie Dickinson told the inquest that Mr Latif was a warehouse operative who lived on Wake Road in Nether Edge.

On Sunday, October 3 at around 3.41am, police were called to reports of a blue Seat Leon, which is believed to have been heading out of the city centre towards St Mary’s Gate, having collided with a barrier on Moore Street.

Mr Latif has been identified as the driver of the Seat.

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Flowers at the scene of a RTC on Moore Street. 23 year old Junaid Latif died in hospital on Sunday. Picture Scott Merrylees

He was taken form the scene of the crash to the Northern General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 4.32am.

Mrs Dickinson told the inquest that Mr Latif’s body would not be subject to a post mortem examination, and he would be buried.

The inquest was adjourned until December 14.