An inquest has opened into the death of a Southampton man found unresponsive at a homeless shelter.

Jason Nicholas Portsmouth, 36, of Southampton Street, was found deceased on February 25.

An inquest into his death was opened at Winchester Coroners' Court by chief coroner Christopher Wilkinson on Monday, June 17.

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Mr Wilkinson said that Mr Portsmouth had been living in a supported living facility at the time of his death.

Society of St James runs a 26-bed site for homeless people in Southampton Street, offering stays between a month and a year.

The initial cause of Mr Portsmouth's death has been given as bronchopneumonia and mixed drug use.

A full inquest will be held in Winchester on July 1 next year.