A CORONER’S court has found that a man took cocaine and morphine before he was found dead at an address in Windsor.

At a hearing at Berkshire’s Coroners Court on Tuesday (July 11), senior coroner Heidi Connor opened an inquest into the death of James Hitching, of Staines-upon-Thames.

The 42-year-old was sadly found deceased on October 22 last year at a Windsor address.

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A port-mortem examination and toxicology report offered a cause of death as combined effect of morphine and cocaine as well as suicidal and schizophrenic behaviour.

An investigation is still underway and a full inquest date as not been set. Mrs Connor expressed her condolences to Mr Hitching’s family.


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