THE death of a university student has been ruled as an “accidental overdose” of prescribed medication.

Oscar Casbourne, 20, of St Mary’s Road in Oxford, passed away on March 15 this year,

An inquest took place at Oxford Coroner’s Court on Wednesday last week (September 21) to determine the cause of the student’s death.

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An inquest is held to determine when and where someone died, what the medical cause of death is and how they came by their death.

The court heard from senior coroner Darren Salter that the medical cause of death was multidrug toxicity which came from an “accidental overdose of prescription drugs”.

Mr Casbourne, who was born and raised in Norwich in Norfolk, was taking four different types of prescribed medication at the time.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

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