Inquest opens into death of Thetford Parkrun volunteer Jason Vince

Jason Vince, 42, was taken to Barnet Hospital on April 25 this year following an overdose. Photo: Ma

Jason Vince, 42, was taken to Barnet Hospital on April 25 this year following an overdose. Photo: Maria Cooke - Credit: Archant

A popular Parkrun volunteer from Thetford died following an overdose, an inquest heard.

Jason Vince, 42, was admitted to Barnet Hospital having taken an overdose on April 25 this year.

An inquest opening in Norwich on Tuesday heard how he was later transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead as his liver function deteriorated.

He was intubated and put on a ventilator due to a possible decline in brain function, caused by liver failure.

The inquest heard that following a discussion with his family, life support was withdrawn and he died on May 2.

Mr Vince, of Coventry Walk, Thetford, was said to have a history of depression.

The medical cause of death was given as acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome due to an acute paracetamol-induced liver injury.

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The next inquest hearing is on November 3.

Speaking after the hearing, Thetford councillor Terry Jermy said: 'Jason was a kind and generous man who gave so much time to raising money for local charities through regular quiz nights that he delivered. He was a familiar face at Parkrun as well, using his time to support another community initiative. His passing came as a shock to many of us and he will be very much missed by people in Thetford. My deepest condolences to all his family and those that knew him.'

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