Inquest opens into Portsmouth couple's motorcycle death in France

Portsmouth couple Tony Jerome, 51, and his partner 59-year-old Djenane Vermeulen, known as Jane, died on the French A20 motorway on August 11.
Portsmouth couple Tony Jerome, 51, and his partner 59-year-old Djenane Vermeulen, known as Jane, died on the French A20 motorway on August 11.
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AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a couple who died in a motorbike crash abroad.

Tony Jerome, 51, and his partner Djenane Vermeulen - known as Jane - died in France on August 11.

People paying tribute said lorry driver Mr Jerome was a ‘generous man who would give anyone the time of day’.

Grandfather Mr Jerome, who is understood to have had his partner as a pillion passenger at the time of the crash, worked as a lorry driver for L&S Waste.

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In a statement last month the company said: ' 'Tony and Jane you will be sadly missed everyday by all of us.'

An inquest has been opened and adjourned to a provisional hearing on March 12 next year at Portsmouth Coroner's Court.