A MAN was found below his fourth-floor balcony by a member of staff at a complex in Southampton, an inquest opening has heard.

Mark Williams was discovered at Potters Court, in Wimpson Lane, Maybush, on November 9 this year by an employee.

An inquest was opened into the 60-year-old’s death by area coroner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp at Winchester Coroner’s Court.

A post mortem carried out by pathologist Dr Vipul Foria gave the preliminary cause of death as mediastinal haemorrhage, aortic transection, fall from height and lymphoma.

Ms Rhodes-Kemp adjourned the hearing for a full inquest to take place on July 5, next year.