Inquest of murder victim opened and adjourned
Blackburn Coroner Mr Michael Singleton adjourned the inquest for a further mention on February 24th.
Mr Passmore (60) was found dead at his home in Clifton Road, Burnley, on January 10th. A post-mortem examination found he died from multiple stab wounds.
Paul Howarth (47) of Clifton Road, and Gary Burley (44) of Herbert Street, both Burnley, have been charged with murder.
A trial has been scheduled to take place at Liverpool Crown Court on July 13th.