Inquest opens into death of Norwich Prison inmate

Norwich MP Chlose Smith is to meet with bosses and staff at HMP Norwich later this week . Photo : St

Norwich MP Chlose Smith is to meet with bosses and staff at HMP Norwich later this week . Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

An inquest has opened into the death of a man who died while serving a prison sentence in Norwich.

Gabriel Ionut Coazofret died at HMP Norwich on Knox Road on Friday, May 21. He was 33.

On Tuesday,  an inquest into his death was opened by area coroner Yvonne Blake in Norwich.

During the short hearing, Ms Blake told the court how Mr Coazofret had been born in Romania and that his medical cause of death was hanging. His address was given as Knox Road, in Norwich.

The case was adjourned until 10am on December 22, when a pre--inquest review will be held.

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