Epsom headteacher’s daughter died of ‘shotgun wound to the head’

The daughter of Epsom College headteacher Emma Pattison, who is believed to have been murdered by her husband, died of a shotgun wound to the head. Seven-year-old Lettie was found dead alongside her mother Ms Pattison who died of shock, haemorrhage and shotgun wounds to the chest and abdomen, Surrey Coroner’s Court has heard. Both are believed to have been murdered by 39-year-old chartered accountant George Pattison – their husband and father respectively – before he killed himself.

The three were found at their home within the ground of Epsom College, Surrey on February 5 after Ms Pattison made a distressed call to her sister

An earlier inquest into Mr Pattison’s death revealed he died of a shotgun round to the head. 

Opening the inquest coroner Simon Wickens said: “I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to George’s wider family at this difficult time.”

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