A coroner expressed his sincere condolences to the family of a 19-year-old man as he opened and adjourned an inquest into his death.
Assistant coroner Gordon Clow gave some details about Kieran Andrew Pritchett-Gunn at a short hearing in The Council House in Old Market Square, where the Coroner’s Service is based.
He gave Mr Pritchett-Gunn’s date of birth, that he was aged 19 at the time, and died at an address in Needwood Avenue, Trowell.
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He was identified by his grandfather, Robert Pritchett, who confirmed his grandson’s identity to a police officer at the address.
Mr Clow said a post-mortem examination was carried out with the provisional cause of death as asphyxia (awaiting toxicology) and (1.b) hanging.
The hearing was adjourned for further inquiries and will resume at a later date.
No further details were given about the background or circumstances of his death.