AN inquest has opened into the death of a young student who was found dead near Wantage earlier this year.

Matthew Liddle, 21, was a student who lived at Millers Gardens, Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

He was found dead in Allins Lane, East Hendred on May 29 by a friend.

The emergency services were called and at 12.54pm, a police officer verified his death.

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An inquest opening at Oxford Coroner’s Court on April 17 heard that his cause of death has been provided as ‘hanging’.

The inquest, which is to identify the deceased, how and when they dead, was opened by senior coroner Darren Salter.

He has listed the full inquest to take place at the same court on August 21 at 10am.