A teenager died after stabbing himself in the stomach, the coroner’s court heard.

Café manager Joshua Williams, 19, was said to have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital after suffering the ‘self-inflicted stab wound to his abdomen’ at his home.

He was rushed into surgery but sadly died at 3.19am on November 20, senior coroner Darren Salter recorded as he opened Mr Williams’ inquest on Wednesday.

Following a post-mortem, the cause of his death had been given as an abdominal haemorrhage due to the stab wound.

Mr Salter recorded that Mr Williams worked as a café manager and at the time of his death lived in Sutton Courtenay, near Abingdon.

A full inquest will be held on April 6 next year.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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