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Death of James Corfield "not suspicious" inquest reveals

Created on 08/08/2017 @ 20:10
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Police are not treating the death of 19-year-old James Corfield as “suspicious” an inquest revealed today (Tuesday).

The Montgomery young farmer went missing while attending the Royal Welsh Show and when an inquest was opened today in Aberdare police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances and revealed that so far the cause of death was “unascertained.”

A large search was undertaken after James was reported missing and his body was found in the River Wye in Builth Wells five days later.

The hearing heard James was last seen alive at 12.01am on July 25 where CCTV showed him walking across a car park in Builth Wells after leaving the White Horse Tragically, on Sunday, July 30, his body was found submerged in the River Wye by specialist divers.

The inquest heard the cause of death is currently “unascertained” and that police are not treating it as suspicious.

Coroner Andrew Bartley said the inquest will continue on November 10 in Welshpool.

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