The circumstances surrounding the death of a Norfolk man who died after falling from a third-floor apartment in India will not be heard until next year.

Leonard Wooldridge was taken to hospital in Goa on March 1 after a fall which left him with a punctured lung, fractured ribs and severe head trauma.

The incident happened only 12 hours after he had arrived in the subcontinent for a "once in a lifetime” trip.   

The 79-year-old, affectionately known as Lenny, was put on life support and a ventilator. Eastern Daily Press: Leonard "Lenny" Wooldridge in hospital

For three months, his relatives raised money to pay a repatriation company to fly him back to the UK to receive care here.

He was originally to be flown home in early June but that was delayed. He died on June 16.  

The family still do not know the full circumstances of how or why he died. 

Eastern Daily Press: Leonard "Lenny" Wooldridge died following a fall from a building in India

Mr Wooldridge, who was well known around Gorleston and Great Yarmouth as a “mechanic extraordinaire”, had taken out travel insurance but the company declined his claim. 

His family was left with a massive bill for healthcare and for bringing him home.  

A review hearing took place at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, November 15, and was led by assistant coroner, Christopher Leach. 

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Mr Leach said: “Mr Wooldridge fell from the third floor of the Heritage Exotica Apartment, Goa. 

“Despite treatment at the Goa Medical College hospital, he sadly died. 

“My officer is still awaiting evidence from the authorities in Goa, including the police reports, toxicology report, and any hospital reports. 

“And whilst that evidence is awaited, we cannot produce any further with this investigation and inquest.” 

A further pre-inquest review has been organised to take place at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on March 15 next year.