Search

Man found dead at end of housemate’s bed inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 14:21 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 04 October 2018

Carrow House.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Carrow House. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

A man woke up to find his housemate dead at the end 
of his bed, an inquest has heard.

Vincent Culyer, 50, was 
found slumped on a blue 
stool at the end of Leonard Norton’s bed in Burges Road, Norwich, on Thursday, March 8 2018.

Mr Norton woke up at 11am and saw Mr Culyer at the end of his bed. Thinking he was asleep Mr Norton went back to bed.

He woke up at 4.55pm to find Mr Culyer still at the end of his bed. He then realised Mr Culyer was dead when he was cold to the touch.

Mr Culyer was dependent on opioids and was a known drug and heroin user to the Norfolk Recovery Partnership. He had been prescribed opioid substitutes to help his high tolerance but refused psychological help.

The inquest heard from his GP that from 2013 he had accidentally overdosed six times every year until his death.

Assistant coroner Johanna Thompson gave the cause of death as drug related.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press