The body of a 66-year-old accountant was discovered in woodland near a Norfolk beauty spot, a court has heard.   

Brian Allen, of Bradwell, near Great Yarmouth, was found deceased at Waverly Forest, close to Fritton Lake. 

He had been discovered there on the evening of April 27. 

An inquest into his death was opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, based at County Hall in Norwich, on May 2 

Evidence confirmed that he had been born on January 29, 1958, in Great Yarmouth. He had also worked as an accountant before his retirement. 

The medical cause of death was given as “hanging”. 

A full inquest to determine the official cause of death will take place on October 8, 2024. 

Paying tribute, his family said: "Brian will be sorely missed by all.

"He was funny, respected and a family man and we are deeply shocked by the circumstances of his death.

"We would urge anyone who has feelings of suicide to talk to someone. Help is out there.”

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