Inquest date set for North Walsham student Ian Tang

Ian Tang. Picture: Norfolk police

Ian Tang. Picture: Norfolk police - Credit: Archant

An inquest has opened into the death of student Ian Tang.

The 20-year-old, from Debenne Road in North Walsham, died just before Christmas on December 12, according to the inquest opening on Monday January 22.

His body was discovered face down in a ditch next to a Swafield field.

He was reported missing following a night out in KA bar, North Walsham.

During the inquest opening in Norwich, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said Mr Tang had died because of an airway obstruction, due to aspiration of a foreign material and intoxication.

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After his disappearance 250 local residents helped the police officers comb the surrounding area.

The City College Norwich student was hoping to begin a veterinary career having studied animal management at Easton and Otley College, as well as previously attending North Walsham High School.

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About 500 mourners attended his funeral.

A full inquest will be heard on May 8.

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