An inquest has opened into the death of a 23-year-old man who died in an alleyway from a stab wound just ten minutes from his home. 

Felizardo Jose Viera-Balde was attacked in St Peter's Road, Great Yarmouth, at about 12.40pm on Wednesday, February 8.

Mr Viera-Balde, who was living at the Elstow Hotel off Stanley Terrace, was found collapsed in an alleyway off nearby Wellington Road where he died from his injuries. 

His body was identified by a member of his family at the scene. 

At the opening, held at Norfolk Coroner’s Court at County Hall, Norwich, the hearing was told that a post mortem examination found the medical cause of his death to be a single stab wound to the chest. 

The inquest was opened by the assistant coroner for Norfolk, Christopher Leach, on Wednesday.

Mr Viera-Balde was born on April 15, 1999, in Portugal, and worked as a factory operative.

Paying tribute to him, his family described him as a "well-loved" member of the community. 

Junior Suleimane, 21, of Market Place, great Yarmouth, has been charged with the murder of Mr Viera-Balde, as well as possessing a knife in a public place. 

Jaimes Santos, 43 and of Nelson Road South in Yarmouth, is charged with assisting an offender.   

A 21-year-old man was also arrested in Loddon on suspicion of assisting an offender but was later released until May 11 pending further enquiries. 

The coroner will determine the official cause of death and a pre-inquest review is due to take place on September 1. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting incident number 176 of February 8.