Inquest opens into death of Norwich man Billy Dunthorne, found dead days after his 23rd birthday

PUBLISHED: 19:30 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:28 28 July 2017

A general view of South Park Avenue  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A general view of South Park Avenue Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


A 23-year-old man who worked in the landscape building industry was found dead in a garden shed, less than a fortnight after his birthday.

Billy David Dunthorne, of South Park Avenue in Eaton, near Norwich, was discovered dead in a back garden shed on Saturday, July 22, ten days after his 23rd birthday.

He was discovered by a close member of his family.

An inquest opening into his death was held on Thursday, July 27, at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake, who was opening the inquest, found that Mr Dunthorne’s date of birth was July 12, 1994 and that his occupation was in the landscape building industry.

A full inquest into his death has been scheduled to take place at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on Thorpe Road in Norwich, due to be held in six months time.

The full inquest hearing into the death of Mr Dunthorne will be held at 10am on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

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