A 33-year-old Oxford man found dead in his father’s house had “banged his head”.

Stephen Michael Broadway was discovered in the flat lying under a sleeping bag, at about 9am on May 25.

At the opening of his inquest yesterday at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court it was heard how his father found him in the morning cold and unresponsive and he and was declared dead by paramedic Barry Pritchard at 9.40am.

His father said he had banged his head.

A date for the full inquest was not set.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at the time on suspicion of murder but was released without charge last Thursday.

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