AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a New Forest man who died of after taking a class A drug.

Patrick Joseph Lismore was discovered at his in home in Sheldrake Gardens, Hordle, Lymington, on February 2, this year.

Area coroner Jason Pegg said that the 36-year-old was found dead in his hallway.

A post mortem has been carried out and a cause of death has been given as the consequences of taking MDMA.

Mr Pegg adjourned the hearing for a full inquest to take place on August 18, next year.