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Inquest opens into man found dead in room at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel

By Newsdesk Sudbury

Suffolk Coroners Court (8600976)
Suffolk Coroners Court (8600976)

A 24-year-old man was found dead in a room at a popular Suffolk hotel, a coroners court has been told.

Officers from Suffolk Police had been called out to Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel on Tuesday, March 19, after hotel staff discovered a note on a door, Suffolk Coroners Court in Ipswich heard on Friday.

The hearing was told that the note said: “I have killed myself. Call police. Do not enter any further.”

Senior Suffolk Coroner Nigel Parsley was told that inside the bathroom was found the body of Thomas Parsons, from Colchester.

A rope had also been fixed over the door.

Initially, there were concerns about a possible chemical smell and the fire service were called, but they were later stood down.

Mr Parsley formally opened and then adjourned the inquest to allow the completion of reports.

The full inquest is due to take place in September.


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