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Missing North Walsham man died of hypothermia and pneumonia

PUBLISHED: 16:39 22 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:39 22 February 2019

An inquest has opened into the death of a man whose body was found on the outskirts of North Walsham. Picture: David Bale

An inquest has opened into the death of a man whose body was found on the outskirts of North Walsham. Picture: David Bale

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A man who was reported as a missing person died due to pneumonia and hypothermia, an inquest heard.

The body of Julian Gaunt, 46, of The Street in Honing, was found off Happisburgh Road, North Walsham, on Friday, November 23.

He was discovered in a field by a dog walker at the rifle club, and identified by police.

Mr Gaunt, who was born on April 28, 1972, was reported missing on Monday, November 19, at 10.50pm.

Nigel Parsley, assistant coroner, opened an inquest into the former support worker’s death at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on Friday, February 22.

His cause of death was recorded as 1A pneumonia and hypothermia. Mr Gaunt was known to mental health services, the inquest heard.

Reports are requested from his GP, next of kin, police and the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

An inquest will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Norfolk Coroners’ Court.

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