An inquest has opened into the death of a Southampton man who died following a fall in the Canary Islands.

David John Hennessey, 45, of London Road, died at Southampton General Hospital on May 30.

An inquest has been opened into his death by senior coroner Christopher Wilkinson on Monday, June 10 at Winchester Coroners Court.

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Mr Wilkinson said that Mr Hennessey was admitted to hospital on May 14, two days after he suffered a fall in Lanzarote while there on a business trip.

He was admitted to the general care unit where his condition declined and he died.

An initial cause of death has been given as decompensated alcohol liver disease, and multiple rib fractures believed to have been caused by the fall.

Mr Wilkinson adjourned the inquest to take place on June 30 next year.