A coroner has concluded investigations into the death of a 63-year-old man who was murdered in Norwich.

Leslie Smith was killed by 41-year-old Theodore Lynch in his home in Suffolk Square, Norwich in October 2021, following a row over a drugs death.

Earlier this month, Lynch was found guilty of stabbing Mr Smith to death before fleeing the scene - leaving his victim dead in his flat.

It was not until neighbours noticed an unusual smell from the property that his body was discovered with police initially treating his death as unexplained.

However, CCTV linking Lynch with the scene led to his prosecution and conviction at Norwich Crown Court.

Now, following the conclusion of the criminal investigation, Norfolk's area coroner Jacqueline Lake permanently suspended an inquest into Mr Smith's death.

She said: "The crown court case has concluded and the questions which the inquest will have answered have been heard.

"On that basis, I permanently suspend this inquest."

On May 1, Lynch was found guilty of Mr Smith's murder - having previously admitted to manslaughter.

He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years the following day.