A doorman from a Norfolk market town was found dead at his home by his sister after she became concerned for him, a court has heard. 

Dean Jolly, 43, of Market Place in Swaffham, was discovered “unresponsive” at his flat when paramedics forced their way inside. 

He was pronounced dead there on October 14. 

An inquest into his death was opened on December 7 at Norfolk Coroner’s Court at County Hall, Norwich

Area coroner Samantha Goward recorded the medical cause of death as “gastrointestinal bleeding due to, or as a result of erosive gastritis”. 

At the time of his death, Mr Jolly also had alcohol liver disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and high paracetamol levels. 

A full inquest to determine the official cause of death will take place on June 25, 2024, at the court. 

In the meantime, reports have been requested from Norfolk police and Mr Jolly’s next-of-Kin. 

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