Inquest opens into death of 17-year-old Mia Titheridge who died at a mental health hospital in Norfolk

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

An inquest has opened into the death of a 17-year-old patient at a mental health hospital in Norfolk.

Mia Titheridge was found unresponsive in her room at Huntercome Hospital in Buxton on March 19 this year and died later that day.

Opening the inquest in Norwich this morning, area coroner Yvonne Blake said the teenager had initially been detained under section 3 of the Mental Health Act.

The act allows for the detention of an individual for treatment at hospital.

The medical cause of death was listed as hypoxic ischemic brain injury as a result of ligature compression.


You may also want to watch:


The inquest was adjourned and a review is due to take place on June 29 this year.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter