AN inquest has opened into the death of a homeless man from Southampton.

Winchester Coroner’s Court heard 30-year-old Ricky Vaughan died at Southampton General Hospital on May 12.

The brief hearing heard Ricky was taken to hospital by ambulance, although there were no details of where he was taken from.

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Pathologist Dr Vipul Foria was unable to give a preliminary cause of death, stating he was awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

The inquest resumes on September 26.