An inquest has been opened after a Sussex student was found deceased in their home in Hove

The 25-year old was found by their mother


An inquest has been opened after a student from the University of Sussex was found deceased in their home in Hove on March 23.

The inquest into the death of the student was opened on Monday by assistant coroner, Catherine Palmer in Brighton Coroner’s Court.

The 25-year old Sussex student was found by their mother, who had travelled from Bristol after becoming worried that she could not contact them. Ms Palmer said that the 25-year old’s mother found them deceased on the floor in their room and there was evidence of drug paraphernalia.

A post mortem examination gave herion toxicity as the provisional cause of death. A full inquest is set to place on October 6, Ms Palmer of Brighton Coroner’s Court told The Argus, however dates may be subject to change, due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19.

Ms Palmer told The Argus: “To avoid a backlog of inquests, we will be setting up an extra court in the autumn, but I cannot say where that will be at this time. If we are in a position to move inquests forward, we will, and families and all interested persons will be notified.”

The Sussex Tab have approached the university for comment.

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