Retired civil servant, 72, died after suffering heart attack when he was pushed ...

Retired civil servant, 72, died after suffering heart attack when he was pushed ...
Retired civil servant, 72, died after suffering heart attack when he was pushed ...
Retired civil servant, 72, died after suffering heart attack when he was pushed over in row with another dog walker, inquest hears as family slam police for dropping criminal charges Retired civil servant Ralph Baxter, MBE, 72, from Roade, Northants,died after being pushed over in an argument, an inquest heard this week He suffered a heart attack after the altercation with another dog walker in April 2020 His family have called for a change in the law after no charges were brought in connection with his death The other man, a 27-year-old restaurant worker from the same village, was arrested on suspicion of murder but released with no further action

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The family of a man who died after being pushed over in an argument with another dog walker have called for a change in the law after no charges were brought in connection with his death.

Retired civil servant Ralph Baxter, MBE, who was 72, suffered a heart attack following the altercation in Roade, Northants, in April 2020, an inquest in Northampton heard this week.

The other man, a 27-year-old restaurant worker from the same village, was arrested on suspicion of murder, but released with no further action.

The row began when the younger man’s husky attacked Mr Baxter’s beloved shih tzu and Mr Baxter tried to separate the animals.

Retired civil servant Ralph Baxter, MBE, (pictured) who was 72, suffered a heart attack following the altercation in Roade, Northants, in April 2020, an inquest in Northampton heard this week

Retired civil servant Ralph Baxter, MBE, (pictured) who was 72, suffered a heart attack following the altercation in Roade, Northants, in April 2020, an inquest in Northampton heard this week

After being pushed to the ground, Mr Baxter, who had worked for the Dept for Work and Pensions, returned home.

But an inquest in Northampton heard that he suffered from ischaemic heart disease and collapsed, and was pronounced dead barely an hour later.

Assistant Coroner Jonathan Dixey recorded in his narrative conclusion that: ‘Death occurred following a verbal and physical altercation.’ The

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